Shen Lu

Shen Lu is a former a personal finance reporter at LendingTree. Her work examines the intersection of politics and consumer finance. She frequently writes about financial challenges that women face. Shen Lu received her master’s degree in journalism with a focus on business and economics reporting from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.

Articles by Shen Lu

How Defaulting on a Loan Affects Your Credit

Loans can be a useful tool for meeting your financial obligations and building your credit score — if you manage them well. But if you... read more

Card Skimming at the Gas Pump: How Americans Are Reacting

Credit and debit card skimming is a growing threat to consumers filling up at the gas station — so much so that it has made... read more

The Most and Least Debt-Ridden Places in California

California is the most populous and one of the most prosperous states in America. It may not be surprising that there are big differences in... read more

Credit Scores by Generation

In a new LendingTree study, we analyzed Americans’ credit scores by generation and found that the older someone is, the better their credit tends to... read more