IN HER STRIDE
DESPITE recent stock market jitters, Cara O’Nions (above, with her family) intends to keep investing in her Fidelity Moneybuilder unit trust, writes Alex Abrahams.
The marketing manager said: “I completely understand the market will go up and down and personally figure if you take these fluctuations you will end up on top in the long run.”
When Mrs O’Nions took out a mortgage seven years ago, her financial adviser said she should save something extra for the future. Now aged 34, she said: “I always thought putting money aside for a rainy day has got to be a good idea. Initially the money was for nothing in particular, but after discovering I was pregnant the money suddenly had a purpose.”
Mrs O’Nions, who lives in Ascot, Berkshire, with her husband Chris and two children Thomas, four, and six-month-old William, has recently had to dip into her savings to buy a bigger car for her expanding family. She said: “The amount I’ve saved has fluctuated between £150 and £300 a month, but I’ve been careful not to dip into my savings too much.”