Logo: 100 Years, Federal Reserve System
Why We Started
What We Do
Our Impact
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The Fed's Impact on Each of Us

For the past 100 years, the Fed has been working to promote a healthy economy and financial system. As the nation’s central bank, the Fed manages the nation’s money supply, oversees banks, and issues currency. The Fed’s actions touch everybody’s daily life – from paying bills, to cashing a check, to buying groceries.