Welcome to the third post of our investor stories series. We are excited to share our interview with Duncan, a first time investor whose goal is to make enough passive income to take care of his living costs while he spends more time doing what he loves.
“I was a first time investor, so I would tell my past-self “Just do it!””
Tell us a bit about yourself?
I’m an Australian, living in Portugal. I make electronic music. My only (other) hobbies are cooking & reading. I love my job so I don’t have room for more obsessions!
What made you start investing with Bondora?
I was looking for an investment option that satisfied a few personal criteria:
- Good return
- Access to the interest (good cash flow)
- Closer to real investment, putting my capital in real people’s hands, rather than just property or speculating on a stock price.
“I simply use the portfolio manager, with a medium risk setting”
What were your investment goals when you started and how is your portfolio doing now?
My investment goal was simply to provide me with enough passive income to take care of my living costs, while I work on my music. My portfolio is performing well enough that I can do that.
What features/strategy do you use and how does it work for you?
I simply use the portfolio manager, with a medium risk setting.
“After tracking its performance for a few weeks, it became clear that Bondora really was performing as advertised. Better than the other p2p services I tried.”
If you could give any advice to someone starting out with Bondora, what would it be?
I was a first time investor, so I would tell my past-self “Just do it!”. Being scared/sceptical, I only invested a small fraction at the beginning. But after tracking its performance for a few weeks, it became clear that Bondora really was performing as advertised. Better than the other p2p services I tried.
We love Duncan’s story. It’s inspiring when we see our customers take control of their financial freedom and make more time to focus on doing what they enjoy.
Be like Duncan and start here today!