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Amy Lieu leads branded content strategy and execution across Bankrate and CreditCards.com. She ensures that stories are balancing partner requests with editorial integrity while adding value to audiences. She has a voracious appetite and passion for all personal finance content.
Her background is in journalism, breaking news and fact-checking, having worked at FOX, Marketplace, PBS and NPR affiliates. She also previously worked at travel site PlateaPR.com/EN, a Red Ventures brand.
She graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) with a major in Communication Studies and minor in Asian American Studies. She speaks three dialects of Chinese: Mandarin, Cantonese and Teo-Chew, as well as conversational Spanish. She is on the Journalism Advisory Board at Los Angeles City College.
Residing in California, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two pugs, Tobi and Pinki. A big foodie, she loves all things chocolate, matcha and red bean.
Amy's latest articles
5 min read Aug 15, 2022
Credit emergencies can lower your FICO score if you’re not careful. Learn how you can protect your credit score from the unexpected.4 min read Aug 08, 2022
When unexpected expenses wipe your savings, there’s always another option.5 min read Jun 23, 2022
Home equity sharing agreements, like the ones offered by Unlock, are one way to manage growing family expenses.5 min read May 26, 2022
Managing a debit card can provide valuable financial lessons, but it’s important to make sure your child is ready.6 min read May 20, 2022
Help your child build credit early and determine whether they’re ready for the responsibility.6 min read May 20, 2022
This guide covers different types of allowances and the weekly amounts different parents give to their children.5 min read May 20, 2022