Hatch Investor Profile: Sarah loves her daughter, travelling, and investing in tech. Oh, and doughnuts.
When Wellingtonian Sarah isn’t eating doughnuts with her daughter, she’s working on building up her financial security through Hatch. Here’s how a working mum makes it work for her.
A bit about me
I live in Berhampore, Wellington and work in government . I love to cook and bake on my days off, and I dabble in running – slowly! I’ve competed in a few events like the Queenstown marathon and the Luxmore Grunt, but I also love travelling and eating out at great restaurants. If I could be anywhere right now it would be Tokyo. I’d love to eat my way around that city. I travelled there earlier in the year, and now my biggest goal (besides building up my financial security) is to travel more often. I’ve got a trip booked to Fiji in October.
In terms of getting into investing in general, I went through a separation a couple of years ago and wanted to ensure my future financial security through some planning and investing. I came across Hatch in a podcast, and it piqued my interest – it seemed like a very user-friendly way to get into investing in the US markets.
As a solo mum I’m reasonably conservative because I can’t take too many risks with my money. However, I’m also relatively young so I know I have some time to ride out any ups and downs in the market before retirement. My Kiwisaver funds are in a growth fund, and I have a mix of index funds and individual shares. I tried trading CFDs, but I found it too stressful! Right now, I’m trying to get more strategic about the mix of investments I want to have. I also want to expand into commodities and cryptocurrencies.
My current portfolio is tech-heavy, with AMD (AMD), Nvidia (NVDA), Tesla (TSLA), Apple (APPL), and then an outlier with Tyson Foods (TSN) (riding on that fake meat trend). I’m winning with AMD as the share price is up to 70% since I first bought it. And my biggest loser is Tesla. I always knew it was a risk, but I’m in it for the long haul.
My investing tips for other women
My word of advice for young women, in particular, is to start investing whatever you can afford now to take charge of their financial future. Platforms like Hatch make it easy to get started.