Tamara E. Holmes

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

Free Shipping Becoming the Expected Norm

Consumers are willing to spend more on products to avoid delivery charges

Early Financial Education Can Be Key to Success

Survey shows those who learned about money early tend to have higher incomes

Students Lack Knowledge of Financial Aid Options

New survey suggests many don’t have a strong grasp of how federal student loans work

Smartphones Fueling Online Back-to-School Shopping

Survey shows internet retailers taking a growing piece of the $28 billion market

Investor Optimism Down From a Year Ago: Survey

But two-thirds of investors feel prepared to weather any storm

Seller’s Market Spells Good News for Homeowners Looking to Sell

Improving ‘curb appeal,’ landscaping can boost home sale odds

Health Care, Wellness, Student Loan Repayment Benefits on the Rise

Health and wellness-related benefits up 20% since last year

Consumers Embracing Installment Plans for Everyday Purchases, Travel

Many would pay for groceries in increments if given the option

Amazon Prime Day Rivals Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Nearly two-thirds of parents doing back-to-school shopping will check out Prime Day sales

Gen Z, Millennials Biggest Supporters of Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Younger consumers most likely to have a positive view of in-store shopping experience

Democratic Presidential Contenders Debate the Future of Health Care

Presidential hopefuls split on role private insurers should play

Gender Gap Plagues 401(k) Savings Rates

Baby boomer men have more than twice saved, compared to boomer women