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On Sept. 27, Google turned 21. The tech giant has a lot to celebrate after more than two decades in business: It’s one of the world’s most visited websites and its name is so popular it’s been deemed a verb in the English dictionary (No, seriously — Google it!).

If you invested in McDonald’s 10 years ago, that decision would have paid off. A $1,000 investment in 2009 would be worth more than $5,000 as of Sept. 20, 2019, for a total return of around 400%, according to CNBC calculations.

Nearly to one in five Americans don’t contribute enough to their employee-sponsored 401(k) plans to earn the company match, according to a new survey by MagnifyMoney. That means they’re missing out on “free money.”