Tamara E. Holmes

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

Many Interested in Solo Travel, but Fear of Loneliness Is Prevalent

Half of respondents are looking for ‘me time’

Nearly Two-Thirds of Caregivers Say Duties Affect Their Careers

Lost income, passed up promotions among the professional consequences

Consumers Unaware of How Apps Use Financial Data

Only 11% of app users read and understood the terms and conditions

Moms, Pets Top Holiday Gift Lists

More than half of Gen Z shoppers would go into debt for mom’s present

Millennials Most Likely to Abandon In-Store Purchases for Online

However, brick-and-mortars gain boost from self-checkout options

Consumers Concerned About Holiday Shopping Season Fraud

65% believe purchases will put them at higher risk

Survey: Financial Setbacks Can Take Months to Recover From

Median cost of setbacks ranges between $3,000 and $4,000

Consumers Cutting Expenses to Afford Health Care Premiums

Separate survey finds nearly half expect to enroll in high-deductible plan

Half of Taxpayers Changed Charitable Giving Strategy After Tax Reform

Many consumers were surprised by their tax situations after filing last year’s taxes

Youngest Consumers Hit Hardest by Healthcare Costs

Health insurance premiums are down, but out-of-pocket costs are on the rise

Late Delivery, Porch Theft Among Top Concerns for Holiday Shoppers

Majority of consumers want ability to track packages en rout

Study: Down Payment Assistance Crucial to Homeownership for Many

A third of down payment assistance recipients say they’d never become homeowners without it