Resides In

San Francisco, CA


Northern Kentucky University


Credit, Debt


  • Former Director of Content at
  • 7+ years experience covering credit and debt with a focus on student loan debt.
  • Work featured in Student Loan Hero, DailyWorth, Yahoo! Finance and more.


Shannon McNay began writing about personal finance in 2012 when working for a startup that helped people pay off their debt. Since then, she's written personal finance content for various resources and has primarily covered the topics of credit and debt, especially student loan debt. Shannon's work has been published in Business Insider, Lifehacker, MSN, Student Loan Hero, and more.

There is no aspect of life that isn't touched by money, and Shannon seeks to empower through education so that people have a chance to live the life they envision for themselves. 



Shannon received her bachelor's degree in English from Northern Kentucky University.