First off, it’s quite astonishing on this news alert that we should be aware of, given the fact that the Federal Reserve hasn’t upped the interest rate in nine straight years…. Until now. And to make it even more interesting, the Federal Reserve plans on increasing that rate four more times in the future. What does that mean?

We’ll Tell You What the Fed Interest Rate Hike Means to You: 3 Things

Understand that the fed interest rate hike will be no more than .25%. That’s minuscule. But when you add it all together, you just might see a slight difference in three things you covet and value the most. Here they are:fed interest rate hike-1

The Good News Is….

The economy’s obviously doing well (despite Donald Trump, perhaps). Petrol’s looking good (no one’s hurting in the pockets while filling up at the gas station), and the job market apparently is somewhat improving. Of course, the real estate market as a whole is looking so good that the Chinese are investing in drovesEveryone wants to be in the United States, apparently (especially ISIS).

But know this — better be prepared. Because if you’re not, surprises might show up at your door. Change always comes unexpected.