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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.”

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