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 Question Thank you! Oops! Related Content Acres of Diamonds In life it often happens that the answers to our most pressing questions are right in our own backyards. How Financial Professionals Are Compensated Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated. Retirement Questions That Have Nothing to Do With Money Things to consider before retirement.