Next Avenue: Why working has become the new retirement

September 18, 2019@8:52 AM TFP Editor 0

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org. For years, many workers nearing retirement have professed plans to work part-time during retirement. But few retirees have actually continued working part time. Things are changing. A recent survey of pre-retirees and retirees shows that the gap between planning to work in retirement and doing so has narrowed. I have to confess I was a little bit surprised and more than a little pleased to see the results. Let me share with you what the researchers found and what [Read More]

Albemarle and Bond helpline ‘improved’

September 18, 2019@8:49 AM TFP Editor 0

Image copyright Getty Images Staffing has been boosted on a heavily-criticised helpline aimed at assisting customers of struggling pawnbroker Albemarle and Bond. Owner Speedloan Finance said it had doubled phone lines and staff responding to emails from worried customers. All of its 116 stores were closed last week owing to “significant losses”. It has been suggested only 10 or 15 people had been working in the company’s contact centre. The company had employed nearly 400 staff in its network of branches, most of whom have [Read More]

War Averted? Trump Announces New Iran Sanctions Instead

September 18, 2019@8:25 AM TFP Editor 0

War Averted? Trump Announces New Iran Sanctions Instead It appears oil markets just heard that one – since the early Saturday attacks on Saudi Aramco facilities talk of war has been on the table, especially given President Trump’s initial “locked and loaded” threat – however it now seems certain there will be no war, given the president has announced new sanctions.  “I have just instructed the Secretary of the Treasury to substantially increase Sanctions on the country of Iran!” Trump tweeted Wednesday morning.  The president’s [Read More]

Trump says he will ‘substantially increase’ Iran sanctions over attack on Saudi Arabia oil facilities

September 18, 2019@8:24 AM TFP Editor 0

CLOSE The United States and Iran have been lobbing threats, fighting proxy wars, and imposing sanctions for decades. USA Today looks at over 60 years of this back-and-forth. Just the FAQs, USA TODAY WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said Wednesday he is hitting Iran with new economic sanctions over an attack on Saudi Arabia oil facilities. “I have just instructed the Secretary of the Treasury to substantially increase Sanctions on the country of Iran!” Trump tweeted.  He did not specify what those sanctions would be. Trump made [Read More]