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News Outlook March 04, 2021 11 HELP WANTED Studll: Most Americans sav they're ontimistic about a brighter financial future in 2021 (BPT) As here’s more es- sential item to put on your list in addition to canned goods and masks: a finan- cial checkup. According to Fidelity Investments' New Year Financial Resolutions Study, more than two-thirds of Amai- cans experienced finan- cial setbacks in 2020, of- ten from the loss of a job or household income or another. emergensy 6.x- pens’e.‘Ev‘en those; lucky enough to maintain: their income ‘still may have had to tap savings to help others, as nearly one in five attribute their finan- cial setback to providing "unexpected financial as- sistance to family mem- bers or friends." Despite this, many Americans remain optimistic and de- termined to make their money work harder in the New Year, with 72% confi- dent they'll be in a better financial position in "Americans are clearly ready to leave be- hind and start off on the right foot, includ- ing when it comes to their finances," said Sta- cey Watson, senior vice president with oversight for Life Event Planning at Fidelity Investments. "This year's top financial resolutions are consistent with what we've seen in the past, however, what makes unique is how people will achieve them, given the financial pressures and major life events many continue to experience throughout the pandemic." This year, 65% of Ameri- cans are considering a) financial resolution for which is down mar- ginally from last year (67%), but still quite strong given the head- winds experienced by so many families. Younger generations appear to be more committed to actively improving their finances in the new year, with 78% of all Gen and Millennial respondents considering a financial resolution compared to 59% of all Gen X and Boomers. "Younger generations are building up their ca- reers, families and financ- es, so it makes sense they have important financial resolutions to make. Still, Gen-X-ers and Boomers also experienced signifi-- cant financial challenges in and may want to consider making some resolutions of their own to build a stronger finan- cial future particularly when it comes to retire- ment readiness," contin- ued Watson. Making a resolution, and checking it, twice Resolutions are an im- . portant start, but the key -is to keep good financial routines going strong well beyond January and ultimately have them become life-long habits. The study reveals the keyto .a; successfii-Iirese- lutio'n is the good” feeling of making progress and setting clear and specific financial goals. Having someone to help‘ keep you on track and hold you accountable also plays a role, as nearly one-in-five indicated this was a major reason they were able to stick to a financial resolution last year. In fact, more than three-quarters (77%) of people working with a financial professional were able to stick to their financial resolution in compared to just half (50%) of those who did not work with one. Putting rearview To help build a better financial future, consider these three things you can do to move forward: * Begin with a budget * Of those who said they were in a 'better' financial situation this year compared to last, more than one in five at- tributed the success to budgeting better. With so many online tools to make tracking your spending and savings easier, including Fidel- ity's Budget Checkup, there are simple ways to create and stick to a bud— get aligned with a '50-15- 5' guideline. Replenish that rainy- day fund . * More than in 10 Americans say they'll build up their emergen- in the . cy savings in an important money move considering that many may have tapped into their stash of cash due to financial setbacks in * Find new sources of income * ' Nearly two-thirds say they plan to find new ways to make money in the new year, whether with a side hustle, selling items online or getting a par,tsiime.jj’¢hlf‘g;id. with; 30%'of Americans plan'- ning to 'declutter’ their homes in there's a good opportunity to find more than just loose change in those cush- ions and closets. To get more tips for making and keeping your financial resolu- tions, visit Fidelitycom. This study presents the findings of a national on- line survey, consisting of 3,011 adults, 18 years of age and older. The gen- . - ' . Need help at your business? Place your help wanted ad in our help wanted section. 'The section will be ran once a month. Email petrea@kynewsgroup.com to place your ad in the monthly help wanted section. Or call 859-473-2137. REGISTERED NURES NEEDED! Sign On Bonus & Competitive Benefit Package for Night Shift RNs. ' Registered Nurses are needed for our Med/Surg and Emergency Department at this time. . 0 Strong communication skills emphasis on teamwork 0 Superior customer service skills 0 Must have an active RN license and current certification in BLS/CPR Interested candidates may apply at www.harrisonmemhosp.com by clicking on "Careers at HMH.” it warm 2\ \ll \n in: \r its will it Baby Boomers (ages 56- 74), Gen X (ages 40-55), millennials (agesZ4-39), and Gen Z (ages 18-23; although this generation has a wider range, we only surveyed adults for the purposes of this sur- vey). Interviewing for this CARAVAN® Survey was conducted October 14-21, by Engine In- sights, which is not affili- ated with Fidelity Invest- ments. The results of this streamer thiéiéée 'resentative of all adults meeting the same crite- ria as those surveyed for this study. Margin of er- ror is +/- 1.79% at the 95% confidence level. Smaller subgroups will have larg- er error margins. Fidelity Brokerage Services LLC, Member NYSE, SIPC, Salem Street, Smithfield, RI © FMR LLC. All rights reserved. 96117210 Job Opening The Nicholas County PublicLibrary is seeking a qualified Library Director. Job description and application are on our faceboqupage. inniutubrl ltrl!‘f.'hil,l "2'! L132; we r ’g“, .c' ,, i N rumba. r..- ' : ' Nicholas County Public Library. Applications will be accepted until March 26, Help Wanted Gateway Community Action is accepting applications for an Outreach Worker in Menifee County, If interested please visit: htt :// atewa caa.or /'oin-the-team/ for more information and downloadable application. Applications may be mailed to 'Attention: Human Resource Dept. 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Most previde a copy of diploma or transcript - Certified as a MLT (medical laboratory technician) from a national certifying agency (ASCO, AMT, etc) - Certified as an MT or CLS (medical laboratory technician/ clinical laboratory scientist) from a national cerifying agency (ASCP, AMT, etc) preferred/ - Candidates eligible for Certification must attempt BOC exam a minimum of 2 times per year. - Initiative, accuracy & judgment needed to determine the needs of the Labortaory - Excellent communication skills - Ability to make sound 7 Clinical decisions based on patient condition and lab results H W M H y, Outstanding customer service. interested candidates may apply by logging on to our website at www.harrisonmemhosp.com and clicking "Careers at HMH.”