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. And remember that these articles are the opinions of the author, Les Conway of Essentially Financial Limited, and are not endorsed or necessarily shared by Flying Colours Advice Limited.

Our dreams can come true... if we have the courage to pursue them

Posted by siteadmin on Wednesday 2nd of March 2022

Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was a Thai billionaire businessman and the founder, owner and chairman of King Power Duty Free. He was also the owner of the Premier League football club, Leicester City from 2010.

From being a struggling Championship side, when he purchased the club, he believed in his passion and the people around him. Then, the unthinkable happened (at least in sporting terms), where Leicester City were promoted to the Premier League in 2013/14 and then went on to win the 2015-16 Premier League title, after starting the season as...

Practical solutions for good financial planning

Posted by siteadmin on Wednesday 2nd of February 2022

When I set up Essentially Financial, it was to help guide people along their lifetime journey as their financial planning partner.

I strongly believe that establishing and quantifying individual objectives are the cornerstones of the lifestyle financial planning process. It not being about product, performance or flavour of the month. But understanding where you want to be, where you are now along with how and just as importantly, when you want to reach your destination.
Frequently, we have to first get people on track. Then, we have to k...

Through the looking glass

Posted by siteadmin on Wednesday 5th of January 2022

Through the Looking Glass was a novel published in the late 1800’s by Lewis Carroll. It’s the sequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. In the story, Alice again enters a fantastical world, by climbing through a mirror into a world that she can see beyond. There she finds that just like a reflection, everything is reversed, including logic.

Alice’s adventures might be fictional, and children’s fiction at that. But it can also show us that life doesn’t need to be a dream if we plan for it.

I’ve conducted some recent annual client reviews ...