Tamara E. Holmes

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

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

Work Guilt Leads Employees to Leave Vacation Days Unused

Younger workers more likely to feel like they are chained to the office

‘Glamping’ Interest Fueled by Young Travelers

Luxurious camping can provide unique outdoor experience

Natural Disasters a Growing Concern for Consumers, Utility Executives

Survey also looks at whether groups feel they’re prepared if one were to strike

Medical Billing Problems Plague Consumers

One-third of consumers have had a medical bill go to collections

Half of Consumers Irritated By Early Holiday Promotions

Retailer holiday promotions incite upcoming gift-buying stress

Consumers Underestimate Medical Expenses, Home Improvements

Perceptions are often thousands of dollars less than reality

Lack of Real ID Awareness Could Hamper Future Travel

More than half of consumers unaware of 2020 deadline to upgrade driver’s license

Younger Travelers Value Spontaneity, Less Concerned with Costs

Gen Zers most likely to consider themselves ‘big spenders’ when traveling

Remote Workers Work More, Have Less Work-Life Balance Than Office Employees

Yet working from home allows for more free time and exercise

Do-It-Yourself Learning Gaining Stream

Learners looking to Internet resources, short courses, other self-teaching tools