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5 ways to show appreciation for your employees

Shanna A Hocking—Career Contessa •
Co. Create
Stack of hands. Unity and teamwork concept.

I once had a boss tell me that I should learn to pat myself on the back. Aside from the physical limitations involved in that, this was said during a conversation about my performance, where he mentioned in passing that I had exceeded expectations. He explained that he didn’t see the need to offer any


How to recession-proof your retirement plans, according to retirees who made it through the Great Recession

Liz Knueven •
Business Insider

The Great Recession hit many Americans hard between 2007 and 2009 — including their retirement accounts. But, it’s worth remembering that many made it through just fine. While it can certainly be stressful, these retirees from Business Insider’s Real Retirement series say it’s possible to make it through the storm by focusing on your asset