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Current Federal Reserve Chairperson Jerome Powell recently indicated that the Fed may soon cut interest rates for the first time since the start of the financial crisis in 2009. What would such a change in the federal funds rate mean for you?

In today’s world of 24/7 cable TV and Internet news, people are more likely to be knowledgeable about financial and economic matters than in past generations. For example, we would venture to guess that most people have at least heard of the Federal Reserve, or, as it is usually referred to, the Fed.

However, having heard of the Fed is quite different from understanding what the Fed actually does and how its actions influence our financial lives. Let’s explore the Fed’s role in the U.S. economy and how its actions affect the broad economy and interest rates in particular.

What is the Federal Reserve and what are its Main Tools?


Interest Rate Hikes May Drive You Crazy

Federal Reserve 101

Three Important Credit Card Interest Rules

The Fiscal Affairs Committee meeting on Tuesday amounted to little more than two hours of tension between GVR staff and committee members as the sides continued to clash  over expenses and reserve accounts. With intermittent grumbling from the audience and frustration mounting, key points of contention were tabled. 

Now that children (and grandchildren) are heading back to school in Arizona, it's that time of year when you’ll to be asked to contribute to local public or private schools -- whether it’s for donated school supplies, field trip fees, fund raisers or cash contributions.

The Green Valley Council considers accountability to you, the community, one of its highest priorities. Because we needed to change from presenting our Annual Report to the community to a Community Forum on the new proposed park on March 8, from 9 to 10 a.m. at Las Campanas Center, we will be presenting our Annual Report in summary form in a powerpoint presentation that will play continuously before the Park Forum begins.

After a terrible and public tragedy such as the Las Vegas mass shooting, people want to help in any way possible, and that often means contributing to fundraisers to help the survivors and the families of the victims. Sadly, scammers often take advantage of these moments of vulnerability to deceive donors. In addition, there are often campaigns set up by well-meaning individuals who may or may not be directly connected to the tragedy.