Jackie Lam


Jackie Lam

Jackie Lam is an L.A.-based money writer who is passionate about helping creatives with their finances and to cultivate community among entrepreneurs. She has written for over 50 brands and her clients include Fortune 500 companies and FinTech startups, and her work has appeared in Forbes, Business Insider, Acorns Grow, The Financial Diet, Mental Floss, and GOOD Magazine. She blogs at heyfreelancer.com and enjoys volunteering and learning drums. She is also currently a candidate for the AFCPE financial coaching certification.


The 7 Best Motivators to Get You to Save

This post is brought to you by CJ Affiliate’s VIP Content Affiliate Service. While this was a sponsored opportunity from CIT Bank, all content and opinions expressed here are my own. That weekend getaway, shiny new laptop, robust emergency fund, or...

9 Best Money Apps to Grow Your Small Business in the First Year

If you’re just starting out as a business owner, you’re most likely anxious about surviving, let alone thriving, in your first year of being self-employed. While there are so many plates to spin, it’s essential that you stay on top of your finances when...

The 8 Best Money Tools for Freelance Survival

If you’re a freelancer, you’re well aware of the awesome perks of solopreneurship—working in your PJs, freedom and flexibility over your schedule, and the potential to earn more. Conversely, self-employment also comes with downsides. Primarily, the...

How to Repair Your Credit After Credit Card Fraud 

This post is sponsored by Lexington Law  In January 2017, Brian Shell returned to his home in Ann Arbor, Michigan, to discover it had been burglarized. To his horror, the safe where he stored his valuables were stolen. In the safe was a Macy’s...

Harvard Grad Shares Her Best Advice for How to Stop Worrying About Your Money

When it comes to managing our finances, there are hardcore nerds, who spend their free time reading up on personal finance hacks. Then there are the rest of us. We might avoid thinking about money altogether. Or put in as little effort as possible. Penelope...