Dan Shepard

Managing Editor

  • Expertise: Personal finance, news, student loans, personal loans and debt, small business
  • Education: SUNY Plattsburgh


Dan Shepard is a managing editor for studies and surveys at LendingTree. The studies and surveys team creates precise and concise data-driven content that informs and explains about Americans’ financial lives.

Before joining LendingTree, Dan worked for Student Loan Hero as a copy editor. The longtime journalist has also worked for the Schenectady (N.Y.) Daily Gazette, Bleacher Report, Philly.com, the Philadelphia Daily News, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and the Utica (N.Y.) Observer-Dispatch.

Dan earned a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Plattsburgh in New York.

Articles by Dan Shepard

2023 Student Loan Debt Statistics

Americans owe more than $1.76 trillion in student loan debt, though the Biden administration is trying to forgive about $500 billion of that total. Meanwhile,... read more

Where Parents Hid Holiday Gifts This Year … Is Exactly Where They’d Be Found

With 2022 here, holiday gift-giving is in the rearview mirror for the 85% of Americans who celebrated Christmas in 2021. This also means that gift... read more

Where Retirement-Age Adults Carry the Most Non-Mortgage Debt

Many retirement-age Americans carry debt that looms over their finances, making it difficult to stop working and enjoy their golden years. Amid the coronavirus pandemic,... read more