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Jackie Lam, AFC®

Jackie is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer specializing in various personal finance topics from money management to credit and insurance. An accredited financial counselor (AFC®), she works with artists and freelance creatives. When not writing, you can find her swimming, hiking, or playing the drums.

About Jackie Lam, AFC®

Current Role

Personal finance writer


  • Money Management
  • Personal Loans
  • Banking
  • Insurance
  • Credit
  • Taxes


  • Money Management International's Financial Literacy And Education In Communities Award In 2022

Certifications & Degrees

  • Accredited Financial Counselor
  • Bachelor’s degree in anthropology from UCLA, certificate in copyediting from UCLA Extension, accredited financial counseling certification

Personal Finance Experience

Jackie has been a financial writer for more than nine years. As an AFC®, she is passionate about helping freelance creatives and artists design money systems on irregular income, gain greater awareness of their money narratives, and overcome mental and emotional blocks.

She is the 2022 recipient of Money Management International's Financial Literacy and Education in Communities Award, and the recipient of the Plutus Awards for Best Freelancer in Personal Finance Media. Passionate about helping artists and freelance creatives, she has held workshops and been on panel discussions on all things freelancing and finances.

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