It might seem mighty tempting to stash your savings in a Cash ISA today. UK share markets have endured a wild time in 2020 as the coronavirus crisis has persisted. As a consequence a great many stock pickers have seen the value of their investments fall off a cliff.

None of this matters to me, however. Nor does the possibility of more volatility in 2021. I’ll continue to invest in my Stocks and Shares ISA despite the gloomy economic outlook.

Cash vs UK shares

Fans of cash products like Cash ISAs like the peace of mind that they apparently provide. If I invested £20,000 at the start of the year I’d still have that (possibly some accrued interest, too) to call upon today.

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Let’s say I’d invested in something like a FTSE 100 tracker fund instead. Britain’s blue chip UK share index is down 16{429fc2506e610357e12b2a5665db82631200a2e00b3a1d8839077d76f18e2e8b} from the start of 2020. … Read more

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Low-paid service workers were the most likely to see their jobs cut during the pandemic. That lopsided economic blow has created something of a K-shaped economy, where the poor are worse off while the affluent, in many cases, are seeing their net worths increase thanks to a record stock market.

But is the uneven COVID-19 economy translating into a divided holiday season? To find out, Fortune and Civis Analytics teamed up to survey 10,063 adults in the U.S. between September 11 and November 9.*

As a whole, holiday spending should look a lot like 2019. Among all U.S. adults, 29{429fc2506e610357e12b2a5665db82631200a2e00b3a1d8839077d76f18e2e8b} say they plan to spend more on holiday shopping this year, 30{429fc2506e610357e12b2a5665db82631200a2e00b3a1d8839077d76f18e2e8b} plan to spend less, and 41{429fc2506e610357e12b2a5665db82631200a2e00b3a1d8839077d76f18e2e8b} plan to spend about the same as they … Read more

8 Simple Seasonal Website Branding Tips

Are you decking out your home with holly, stringing lights on your porch and setting up Santa in your front yard?

For many people, it’s time to start celebrating the most wonderful time of the year. While you’re doing that, don’t forget to give your business website a makeover!

Seasonal website branding is an ideal way to showcase your small business and put people in a festive shopping mood.

I’ve been sharing content on how COVID-19 will impact shopping this year. So now I’d like to focus on something more fun: 8 ways you can add holiday elements to your website.

1. Spruce up your website home page.

By placing your best deals front and centre on your website, you’ll attract your target audience’s attention right away. Especially this year, people are looking for quick and easy ways to shop, so adding in benefit … Read more

‘Baby, I Got Your Laundry’ gives viewers a reason to dance – and a chance to be featured on LG’s Times Square billboard

LG Electronics USA is making laundry everyone’s favourite household chore with a new advertising campaign celebrating the revolutionary brand’s WashTower – the smart, single-unit solution that makes laundry day easier than ever.

With national television advertising running now through mid-December, the spot follows three distinct personas as they show off their redesigned spaces and style whilst they dance through laundry day with the help of LG WashTower.

Each character’s laundry routines are brought to life with a remix of the nostalgic ’90s Hip-Hop classic, “Got Your Money” – now “Baby I Got Your Laundry” – as they showcase how LG WashTower makes washing clothes easy and fun.

With the ability to tackle ultra-large loads whilst taking up half the floor space along with convenient controls and built-in … Read more

Buying the best UK shares today could allow an investor to make relatively high gains in a stock market rally. Even though the FTSE 100 has risen sharply in recent weeks, many high-quality companies trade at low prices.

By focusing on a company’s financial strength and its competitive advantage, it may be possible to unearth the most attractive buying opportunities in unpopular sectors. Doing so could reduce risks and produce relatively impressive growth in a likely long-term stock market recovery.

Searching for the best UK shares in the least popular sectors

Some of the best UK shares to buy today may be operating in sectors that remain unpopular among investors despite the recent stock market rally. For example, many companies operating in sectors such as telecoms, consumer goods and financial services are trading at significantly lower share prices than they were at the start of the year. That’s mostly … Read more