"I'm Investing Rather Than Paying off my Mortgage"

Investor views: Private investor Cathy Gosling is hoping her portfolio of shares and higher risk funds will fund her retirement and put her kids through university 

Emma Simon 14 October, 2020 | 11:14AM

Investor views

Investing in the stock market helped Cathy Gosling get onto the housing ladder at an early age, but it’s pensions rather than property that is currently top of her priority list.

Cathy, now in her early 40s, has been an investor for 20 years. “I started investing after university, aged 21. My father set me up with an Isa and I would put in at least 10% of my pay packet each month,” she says. This disciplined approach meant she could buy her first house aged just 22. It’s a habit that Cathy, a full-time parent, hopes to pass on to her two children.

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Emma Simon

Emma Simon  is a financial journalist, specialising in investment and consumer issues, writing for Morningstar.co.uk

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