Most of the questions I see are pretty general and make a goal of generally improving the base of personal finance. Should we encourage specificity for situations? Like
I make make $XXK per year and have $XK per month in household expenses. My wife makes $XXK > and we are not contributing to our IRA fully. How will paying and extra $xxx.00 on our mortgages affect the time span?
Then we can give actual answers with amortization schedules and the like.
I think users will find a lot more utility in the site (versus general knowledge). The downside being we will get a lot of hit and run users instead of a larger community. I hear lots of radio shows (Dave R, Clark H, the old guy investor) who do a little lesson and then answer questions. It seems to have more of a active life than a money blog.
How can we encourage this?