Dan Shepard

Managing Editor

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


Dan Shepard is the 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

From Valentine’s Day to New Year’s Eve, Here Are 145 Holiday Spending Statistics

The phrase “don’t spend it all in one place” can ring true with money. But if you’re looking for a place for holiday spending statistics,... 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