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Avoid a Scrooge-like Christmas in retirement
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Avoid a Scrooge-like Christmas in retirement

When Charles Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol in 1843, Victorians did not have to worry about saving for their later years. Life expectancy at birth in the UK was 40.50 years for males and 42.62 years for females (Source: ONS). Those lucky enough to ... Economic Voice, 29 minutes ago

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What the dickens…

In a twist on the ghosts of Christmas past, is being haunted by the BBC after the broadcaster decided to re-run a story from early November about the site's customers being targetted by scammers. A spokesperson said that ...
 Tnooz6 hours ago 8 showstopper Christmas beers  Cornwall Standard-Freeholder1 day ago Christmas Without the Kitchen  Huffington Post1 week ago What the Dicken: Charles loved everything about Christmas  Irish Independent1 week ago

Feature: More than 4 mln Britons at risk of hunger, food banks predict bumper Christmas Dinner giveaway

A Christmas Carol by the celebrated social novelist Charles Dickens told of the hardship faced in Victorian England by a poverty-stricken office clerk during Christmas week, with hardly any money to feed his family. Luckily for the family, the ...
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Catholic Exchange

How Dickens and Scrooge Saved Christmas

The Industrial Revolution and Victorian practically erased the holiday in England. A Christmas Carol revived and reinvented it around the gift of giving. This is not a person you would wish to meet in the street at any time, let alone at a time of ...
 Austin American Statesman9 hours ago Gravediggers, Goblins, and How Dickens Discovered Christmas  Catholic Exchange6 hours ago Christmas carolers share the holiday spirit  CBS News1 day ago Learn how Edinburgh influenced a Dickens classic  STV.tv10 hours ago

Food Banks in Britain: "People Would Have Died If We Had Not Been Here"

Charles Dickens would be outraged. A giant, jolly Santa sways above a Christmas market in the centre of Birmingham, but a few steps away a young mother is asking for food. Were living on jack shit, says Liz frankly. She is deathly pale and her ...
 MSNBC Newsweek9 hours ago
Boston Globe

Harsh realities depicted in Dickens classic still haunt us

E-Mail Share via e-mail Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Comments Print The Boston Globe Share Tweet Wesley Bedrosian for The
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Uganda Daily Monitor

KAVC, VVC are 2014 Champions

KAMPALA. The 2014 National Social Security Fund (NSSF) Volleyball Awards belonged to Sport-S Dickens Otim and Vision Volleyball Camp's Peace Busingye. The pair bagged the two most important gongs of the night - the Most Valuable Player diadems for ...
 Uganda Daily Monitor2 days ago Otim, Busingye win MVP accolades  Uganda Daily Monitor1 week ago VVC's Busingye, Sport-S Otim favourites at volleyball awards  Uganda Daily Monitor1 week ago Volleyball: Dickens Otim favourite to win MVP award  New Vision1 week ago
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Woe The 'Dollar'

By Jeffrey P. Snider It seems Charles Dickens had a flair for 21st century economics all the way back in the 19th century. Writing in his book Little Dorrit (thanks to W Krauss for the reminder) he observed that credit systems tended to be, "…a ...
 Seeking Alpha4 days ago Dickens postbox back in service  Irish Independent1 week ago Why did Charles Dickens have a personal postbox?  BBC1 week ago
Daily Newswatch

Why you should avoid/attend office holiday party

Early in Dickens A Christmas Carol, the first spirit to visit Scrooge summons up a cheerful scene from his youth: old Fezziwig's Ball. When the book was published to great acclaim in 1843, bosses on both sides of the Atlantic were so moved by ...
 Daily Newswatch1 day ago 4 Reasons to Kill the Office Holiday Party—and One Reason to Save It  Harvard Business Review2 days ago
Financial Mail

EDITOR'S NOTE: A tale of two truths

WHENEVER anyone quotes the opening lines of the Charles Dickens novel, A Tale of Two Cities, I feel the urgent need to suppress a desire to retch. These lines are among the most quoted anywhere. They are hackneyed, stale by overuse, abused by being ...
 Financial Mail4 days ago 4 B2B Marketing Trends To Plan For In 2015  Business 2 Community3 days ago New Leadership a Boost to National Security  National Defense Magazine6 days ago
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