Tamara E. Holmes

Tamara E. Holmes is a Washington, DC-based writer who covers personal finance, entrepreneurship and careers.

Consumers Turned Off by Brand Communications

Yet nearly 90% welcome notifications from financial institutions

Younger Adults Engage in Risky Behaviors to Avoid Health Care Costs

Many skip appointments, put off care because of the expense

Debt-Saddled Baby Boomers’ Retirement Nest Eggs Lacking

Nearly one-third of boomers don’t have an emergency fund

Skills Gap Growing as Companies Struggle to Find Capable Talent

Tuition reimbursement is one way employers are trying to boost the skills of their staff

Job Satisfaction Hits Highest Level in More Than Two Decades

Survey shows steady gains in satisfaction over the past eight years

Consumers Put Car Care Over Personal Care

Drivers more likely to service their cars than see their doctors

Employee Health Care Spending Increasing Faster Than Wages

The average family spent $7,726 on healthcare costs in 2018

Survey: Most Consumers Have a Second Stream of Income

Most adults who have a side gig dream of taking it full-time

Half of Adults Would Lie to Avoid Working While on Vacation

Millennials most willing to stretch the truth to avoid job creep

Nearly Half of Employees Hiding Social Media From Employers

84% of workers believe their posts could play a role in whether they are hired

Investor Optimism Hits Three-Year Low

Yet most believe they are still on track for retirement

Regular Cellphone Upgrades Becoming a Thing of the Past

Consumers more likely to upgrade from Android to iPhone than the other way around