The Fed indicated rates will remain higher for longer. What does that mean for you?

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FILE – A sign highlighting the financing interest rate is displayed near the price sticker on an unsold 2023 vehicle at a Mercedes-Benz dealer on Nov. 30, 2023, in Loveland, Colo. The Federal Reserve’s decision Wednesday, May 1, 2024 to keep its benchmark rate at a two-decade high should have ripple effects across the economy. Mortgage rates, credit card rates, and auto loan rates will all likely maintain their highs, with consequences for consumer spending. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, file)