It was only a quarter of a point, but the Federal Reserve’s decision to raise interest rates and their comments along the way signal a long-term rise in interest rates that everybody who needs to borrow money should follow closely.

Citing “realized and expected labor market conditions and inflation,” the Fed’s Federal Open Market Committee basically said to expect three quarter-point rate increases in its Discount Rate in 2017.

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