With all the speculation surrounding the Federal Reserve's stimulus policy tapering and its future impact on interest rates, the market has focused on rising rates as a negative event. But this summer's moderate rise in rates proved that some positive effects can result from higher interest rates.

In the video below, Motley Fool contributor Jessica Alling will focus on these positive developments, as reported by American International Group (NYSE:AIG) and MetLife (NYSE:MET). She'll also highlight a better way to focus on the coming transition that will help you keep your stress levels down.

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