Kasey Meisner, center, shared the pool layout with Vanessa Gutierrez, her daughter’s aide, and her children at her home in Escondido, Calif., this week.
Allison Zaucha for The Wall Street Journal

Consumers who held on to jobs or who are getting government benefits have seen bank accounts swell during the coronavirus pandemic because of restrictions on shopping and tourism. Now, they are spending with surprising strength to renovate homes and entertain families.


Kasey Meisner, center, shared the pool layout with Vanessa Gutierrez, her daughter’s aide, and her children at her home in Escondido, Calif., this week.
Allison Zaucha for The Wall Street Journal

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