How the Federal Reserve Increases Money Supply

To understand how the Federal Reserve increase money supply, it is important to first understand the meaning of money supply, which we will think of as: money which is available (in the economy) for use. Second, you must remember the three parties that influence the money supply:  The Federal Reserve Banks Households that deposit money It will [...]

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How Interest Rates Work

If you want to purchase something now but do not have the cash to spend, what you can do is to borrow it. This borrowing does have a cost though, it is called interest. It is an amount that you have to pay on top of the money you have loaned– the principal amount. The [...]

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