Tag Archives: Al Rush

BSPS – is the “dam breaking”

The imagination of Al Rush is stirred by deeds of the RAF so I smiled to see this Facebook post. Being on the other side of the planet, I had not picked up on this press release from the FCA. … Continue reading

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Now that’s what I call financial advice.

I’m quoting Al Rush from the Facebook post he made yesterday evening following the meetings of steelworkers with MPs and Regulators yesterday.  Al’s message to the steelmen Sometimes, in my line of work, it can be dispiriting to work for … Continue reading

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The Great #PensionDebate…is wider than Swansea Bay!

The Great Pension Debate was a fabulous success and proves for a second time that Al Rush is capable of uniting a body of pension enthusiasts in a way nobody else can. Good job Al.   The ongoing challenge Much as … Continue reading

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A sunnier side to Port Talbot

Dancing like a hippo with a Welsh Lovely who had serenaded us with her karaoke on the Port Talbot esplanade! The life of a jobbing pension commentator doesn’t have to be dull or sad and while this is not the … Continue reading

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In the rising of the sun and its going down

Well we’re here in advance of the Great Pension Debate in the Aberavon Beach Hotel in Port Talbot, in a couple of hours, I’ll be introducing Paul Lewis, Jo Cumbo and the brilliant IFAs who will be focussing our minds … Continue reading

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A pension or a tax wrapper?

So we get to the heart of the matter. Is a pension a “wage in retirement” or is it a “tax-incentivised tax-wrapper”?  This little exchange on twitter sums up the differing views. For those who practice holistic financial planning, Al … Continue reading

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When we “de-risk” – where does the risk go?

When you do the washing up, you leave your plates clean, the dirt gets washed down the sink. The same when you change the oil in your car or when you go to the toilet. What happens is that all … Continue reading

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Why we are still angry about Port Talbot.

It’s the last day of 2017 and a time to look back at the last three months. The small picture is a series of events that have led to a general awareness that something very wrong was going on in … Continue reading

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Frank Field and the “two worlds” of pensions.

    On Thursday 13th December the Workplace and Pensions Select Committee took evidence from a variety of people with an interest in the choices members have to take as part of Time to Choose, but in the context of  the … Continue reading

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A time for calm, cool heads and action.

Time to Choose extended to December 22nd This blog is for members of BSPS , their families and friends, who have yet to choose their options and need help. It outlines the large number of places you can go for … Continue reading

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