Jackie Lam is a personal finance writer and is based in Los Angeles. She is an accredited AFC® financial counselor. Jackie is passionate about helping artists, freelancers, and gig economy workers with their finances. She has in-depth experience writing about budgeting, investing, frugality, money, and relationships, and loves finding interesting stories that revolve around money. She is the 2022 recipient of Money Management International’s Financial Literacy and Education in Communities (FLEC) Award and the 2022 Plutus Awards recipient for Best Freelancer in Personal Finance Media.