Personal Finance is a subset of Money. Why not treat it as such? This is
personalfinance.stackexchange.com. If you want to answer questions only about Personal Finance, why not just filter your questions to those tagged as such?
money.stackexchange.com only personal finance, especially when there's no better SE for other money-related questions?
Is growing the community even a goal? More members --> more answers --> more visitors --> more members --> ...
Let's say StackOverflow started as a C++ site, and shut down all questions not relating to C++. It would not be the site it is today, and it is the most successful StackExchange site.
Are you trying to help everyone, or just yourselves? There's no doubt that expanding will help more people. However, you'll have to release your greed and actually want this.
Does anyone think that you're doing more overall good by staying exclusive (to personal finance)?
The StackExchange system is the best internet resource, way more useful than even Wikipedia. The fact that there's not an appropriate place for my question is a failure of the system.
SE sites should start broad, and split as necessary. Not start narrow, and reject semi-related questions.
In a related meta Q&A, the most voted answer suggests to include any money related questions: https://money.meta.stackexchange.com/a/228/12133
I'm not a regular of this site, it was my first posting, yet I've run into topic-nazis on other SE sites (physics, math, etc). You spend more time playing police than actually answering questions. If you need a better categorization system, fix that, don't turn people away for heaven's sake.
And my last plea
This is my question that sparked this whole outrage: https://money.stackexchange.com/questions/26701/how-can-an-economy-that-indefinitely-sustains-a-trade-deficit-survive.
I'm no expert, but it seems as though our economy is on the brink of collapse, and these issues are more prevalent than ever.
Consider that the majority of the world still lives without running water. Consider that the Chinese who make your iPhones work for $1/hour. Consider that FoxConn (Apple in China) had to install safety nets around their facility to catch suicide jumpers who hated their lives.
I love to teach. I don't care how stupid or off topic the question. I don't know why so many people on these sites are the exact opposite. Condense duplicate questions, but closing marginally 'off-topic' questions? Give me a break. Just let me add a tag to the question, please.