We all love Personal Finance & Money Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, what will their first impression be? Let's try to look at this site through the eyes of someone who's never seen it before, and see how we stack up against the rest of the 'Net.

The Site Self-Evaluation review queue is open and populated with 10 questions that were asked and answered in the last quarter. Run a few Google searches to see how easy they are to find and compare the answers we have with the information available on other sites.

Rating the questions is only a part of the puzzle, though. Do you see a pattern of questions that should have been closed but are not? Questions or answers that could use an edit? Anything that's going really well? Post an answer below to share your thoughts and discuss these questions and the site's health with your fellow users!

  • Eh, bro - why are you still running? Seriously, do you see the date you posted this? Hint, IT'S ALMOST JULY NOW. We gotta have a talk when mom gets home, I think we might need to put you back on that medicine.
    – Tim Post
    Commented Jun 26, 2014 at 5:55

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On the whole, answers to the questions in the site self-evaluation are of reasonable quality. However, they just don't rank high at all in Google searches — personal finance web resources are a very crowded space.

I've also noticed that some taxation questions now encroach on Expats territory:

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    These are very on topic on this site. While there may be some overlap with "Expats", it doesn't mean that expats are barred from asking personal finance questions on Money.
    – littleadv
    Commented Apr 26, 2014 at 7:34

I would remove "personal" from the name of this site and call it simply "finance and money", and make it more useful to many people who have more general questions to the field, but not necessarily related to their personal situation or investment.


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