Every fortnight under the title of 'Ties are optional', Les Conway shares his thoughts about what’s going on in the World and how it can affect and impact your lifestyle and finances.  Feel free to sign up here to subscribe to receive.

Taking the mystique out of Financial Planning

Posted by siteadmin on Wednesday 7th of March 2018

In this week’s Vlog, I show off a magic trick and take some of the mystique out of financial planning.

The link of takes you directly to the video.

Lifestyle Financial Planning - What’s it all about?

Posted by siteadmin on Wednesday 21st of February 2018

I’ve been feeling rather philosophical since the turn of the year. And that’s led me to mull over some of life’s big questions:-

  • Why are we here?
  • What’s the meaning of life?
  • And the all important one for a lifelong fan like me, when will West Ham United ever have a decent team again?

Seriously though, a question I’ve given more thought time than most to recently is what does lifestyle financial planning really mean to people?

At first glance it could seem it’s all about money and its management. But although I've been saying this fo...

What’s Les Cooking up This Week?

Posted by siteadmin on Wednesday 7th of February 2018

Hi and welcome to my latest Vlog.

In this video I’ll take you into the Conway family’s favourite room - the kitchen!

Here, I’ll share some insights that will help you learn more about how we apply recipes for success in achieving a clearer view of what you want your money to do for you.

The link of takes you directly to the video.

And if you’ve any recipe ideas, I’d love to hear them as I could do with the help!

Thanks for watching and Bon Appétit.

Feel the Fear and Do it

Posted by siteadmin on Wednesday 17th of January 2018

As you may have seen from my last Vlog and to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary my wife, Caroline and I, returned to Hong Kong where we honeymooned. This time however, we had our children with us who are both now in their twenties.

To relax after the glorious hustle and bustle of Hong Kong, we spent the remainder of our time in Thailand. And it was whilst lazing on my sun lounger that I got the inspiration behind this blog.

Caroline had gone for a swim and the book she was reading had a title which caught my eye. It was called 'Feel t...

Does Gambling Make You Happy?

Posted by siteadmin on Wednesday 3rd of January 2018

My latest Vlog has been filmed on location some 6,000 miles away from Pinner.

It’s an extra special one as I get to return to a place my wife, Caroline and I visited, on our honeymoon some thirty years ago.

The link of takes you directly to the video.

Thanks for watching.

We all slip up sometimes

Posted by siteadmin on Wednesday 20th of December 2017

Picture this scene of Christmas cheer.

During the recent snow and arctic conditions we've had, I set out from my home to the office. It’s no more than a ten minute walk even in wintry conditions, but I wrapped up well and was mindful of the risk of falling head over heels on the compacted snow which had quickly turned to ice.

I took my usual route through the village, which was picturesque and not least when we get to see it covered in a white blanket.

I treaded carefully along at a very leisurely pace, my Mobile phone firmly in my pocket...

A Panto, a Plan and Tales of the Unexpected

Posted by siteadmin on Wednesday 6th of December 2017

In this week’s Vlog I talk about something totally unexpected which threatened to throw a spanner in the works of a popular community event.

I’m also out on location again, although this time not very far from the warmth of my office.

The link of takes you directly to the video where you can learn why I love it when a plan stays together.

Thanks for watching.

Coping with Budget Blues

Posted by siteadmin on Wednesday 22nd of November 2017

The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, will be setting out his vision and Budget for the UK today. The chances are that he’ll be addressing the Houses of Parliament as you're reading this, bearing in mind that the Budget Statement has now moved from the Spring to the Autumn.

I’ve given up trying to second guess what each Budget might contain. In fact, I stopped trying to do so many years ago.

As I’ve said before, a well thought out financial plan is proactive in its nature rather than reactive. If the Chancellor drops some real bombshells that ne...

Listening, learning and a one tracked mind physiotherapist

Posted by siteadmin on Wednesday 8th of November 2017

I’m back at the Brooklands Museum next to Mercedes Benz World in Weybridge, Surrey.

In this video you can hear my thoughts on listening, learning and a physiotherapist with a one-track mind.

The link of takes you directly to the video.

Thanks for watching.

A Partnership Driven to Succeed

Posted by centro on Wednesday 25th of October 2017

As most of you know I’m very into my motor sports.

And several of you who receive my fortnightly emails have joined me when the racing team I’ve had a peripheral
partnership with for the past couple of years, have held open events at race tracks around the country.

The team, Handy Motorsport, is the result of a merger between two former rival teams.  Handy is run by Simon
Belcher and Rob Austin Racing was run by Rob himself.

In both cases, they were perched in the racing seat but also ran their respective teams.  Neither they would admit now,...


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