Jackie Lam

Jackie Lam is a freelance writer with experience covering small business, budgeting, freelancing and money, and personal finance. She has written for more than 60 outlets, including Salon.com, GOOD and Business Insider. She is currently working on her AFC® financial coaching certification to help artists and freelancers.

Articles by Jackie Lam

Consumers Primed to Purchase Big-Ticket Items in Coming Months

While the coronavirus pandemic has changed the way people shop, U.S. shoppers appear willing to throw down some bucks — particularly for larger purchases —... read more

Where — and How Much — Consumers Plan to Shop This Holiday Season

Financial strain, global supply chain disruptions and labor and inventory shortages might make it harder for consumers to check off items on their holiday gift... read more

Average Holiday Spending Expected to Jump 5%, Driven by Higher-Income Households

While retail sales unexpectedly increased in September, whether that trend will spill over to the holidays remains to be seen. According to Deloitte’s annual holiday... read more

86% of U.S. Consumers Share Same Holiday Shopping Concerns

Due to global supply chain disruptions and shipping delays, consumers have been warned to do their holiday shopping as early as possible. Otherwise, Santa will... read more

Consumers Beware: ’Tis the Season for Online Holiday Shopping Scams

While consumers were already shopping more online, the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated this trend even more. But cyber thieves abound, and online shopping can come with... read more

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