The Fed and How It Got That Way Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does. Share | Have A Question About This Topic? Name Email Address Message Thank you! Oops! Related Content Planning for All Families These planning tips can help. Financial Confidence: The Gift that Keeps on Giving Gift-giving is an important and cherished part of the holiday season for people around the world. An Inside Look at Retirement Living A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.