Nate Matherson

Nate is the co-founder and CEO of LendEDU. He has passion for financial literacy and a personal relationship with student debt, and he likes to use his experience to help others. Nate graduated with B.S. in Finance from the University of Delaware. At the time of graduation, Nate had over $50,000 in student loan debt. As of today, Nate is still working to repay his student loan debt.

Articles by Nate Matherson:

09
Oct
Parent PLUS Loans Guide

With the rising cost of college, students and their families are always looking for more options for funding. The federal Parent PLUS loan is one of the loan options that lets parents help their child bridge the funding gap.

Posted in: Student Loans,
07
Oct
Capital One Waived My Cashier’s Check Fee, Here’s Why

If you need a cashier's check from your Capital One 360 account, you will be charged a fee. However, it may be possible to avoid it.

Posted in: Banking,
27
Aug
Review: How (and Why) I Opened Up a Wells Fargo Personal Line of Credit

Opening a Wells Fargo Personal Line of Credit is an easy way to access cash for an emergency expense. Existing Wells Fargo customers can apply easily online. Here's how.

Posted in: Personal Loans,
Tags: ptype_review,
27
Aug
Recession Fears Loom for Many Americans, 42% Plan to Reduce Spending

Key Takeaways: 42% of respondents are planning to spend less and save more due to recession fears 32% of respondents reported having no money in an emergency fund and 55% of respondents reported having $1,000 or less. The median amount was $712. 37% of respondents believe their finances are too weak to withstand a recession […]

Posted in: Personal Finance, Reports,
Tags: sharing,
13
Aug
How We Added Employee Cards to Our American Express Account

Adding employee cards to your American Express Business Account is easy and can be done online in just a few minutes. Here’s how I did it.

Posted in: Credit Cards,
21
Jul
How I Changed My Principal 401(k) Contribution and Deferral

Changing your Principal 401(k) contribution easy, and making a small change now could have a huge impact on your retirement. Here's how I did it.

Posted in: Investing,
12
Jul
5 Reasons Why I’m Thankful for Graduating with Student Loan Debt

Student loan debt has become a big topic over the last few years. Many people feel that having to repay large amounts of student debt after college is unfair and puts borrowers in a tough position to grow financially. Being debt-free is always going to be preferable, but I’m actually here to confess that I […]

Posted in: Student Loans,
20
Jun
How Does PeduL Help Students Pay for College?

PeduL is a site that lets students use crowdfunding to raise money for their higher education.

Posted in: Student Loans,
Tags: ptype_review,
13
Jun
Septic Tank Costs & Financing Options

Homeowners have options for financing the replacement or repair of a septic tank. The ideal option for you depends on your ability to qualify for financing through a personal loan or home equity line of credit or loan, and the costs.

Posted in: Personal Loans,
13
Jun
Swimming Pool Loans: Is Financing a Good Idea?

Swimming pools are a big investment and often require financing. Some options, however, are better than others, and making the wrong decision can cost you for a long time. Knowing the types of financing available and what to look for can keep you from going underwater later.

Posted in: Personal Loan Uses, Personal Loans,