Investor Views: “Will Tesla Investment Help Me Retire Early?”

Private investor Greg Beston invests in a mix of low-cost ETFs and higher risk tech shares in the hopes of building up a big pension pot

Emma Simon 12 October, 2017 | 2:22PM
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Greg Beston is in his mid-20s, but is thinking long-term when it comes to his investments. Beston, who works as a software engineer says: “I’d love to have the option to retire early. I really enjoy my career, and it’s likely I’d continue to work in a similar field even if I was financially independent.

“But I’d like the options and freedom financial independence would bring: for example taking a guilt-free long vacation or spending a year or more at home with family if I wanted too.”

Although he is still relatively young, Beston has been investing for almost 10 years. He has a defined contribution pension through his employer, but tries to save as much as possible into his ISA, which is invested through AJ Bell YouInvest.

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Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
NVIDIA Corp321.26 USD0.00Rating
Tesla Inc1,084.60 USD0.00Rating

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Emma Simon

Emma Simon  is a financial journalist, specialising in investment and consumer issues, writing for