Tamara E. Holmes

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

Most Employees Still Reluctant to Return to the Office

64% want to wait at least a month before going back to the workplace

Coronavirus Pandemic Raises Mental Health Concerns, Survey Shows

61% have discussed their feelings and mental health since the outbreak began

Coronavirus Pandemic Leads to Increase in Energy Bills

21% say utility bills have gone up since the outbreak began

Most Small Businesses Don’t Expect to Survive Pandemic

Service-based enterprises particularly hard hit

15% Say They Have Been Targeted By Coronavirus Scammers

Suspicious messages alleged to be from government health organizations, healthcare providers

Home Buyers and Sellers Souring on the Real Estate Market

Consumer sentiment is the lowest it has been since November 2011

Nearly Half of Consumers Expect Spending to Return to Normal Within 6 Months

A quarter think 3 to 6 months will be the sweet spot

Survey Reveals Biggest Increase in Economic Anxiety in 5 Years

Consumers worried about employment outlook, unpaid bills

Business Protocol May Change in a Post-Pandemic World

72% of workers may avoid shaking hands with business contacts

Consumers Delaying Milestones, Changing Routines Due to Coronavirus

Millennials postponing weddings, children, homeownership

1 in 3 Socializing More With Co-Workers During Quarantine

55% of adults have joined a virtual happy hour during coronavirus pandemic

Consumers Expand Use of Mobile Apps During Coronavirus Pandemic

77% using them to buy groceries and other essentials during crisis