The Fed and How It Got That Way Want to be Smarter With Your Money? Join our mailing list and get news and info to support your financial goals. First Name Last Name Email Address Thank you! Oops! Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does. Related Content Once Upon a Goal Do you know how to set up your financial goals for success? This knight does. Earnings for All Seasons Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important? What Is a Roth 401(k)? Roth 401(k) plans combine features of traditional 401(k) plans with those of a Roth IRA.