Editor's note: To compare borrowing and savings rates in your area, please visit our sister site www.bankingmyway.Federal Reserve policymakers this week announced a 50 basis points cut in the federal funds rate. The rate now sits at 1%, a five-year low. That's great news, right? The fact is, most consumers know little about what the federal funds rate is, and how it affects them. Here's a primer on what it means for you.
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