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What are the allowed topics for this site? According to the FAQ

Personal Finance and Money - Stack Exchange is for people who want to be financially literate, find ways to save money, minimize taxes, invest wisely, plan for retirement, etc. Also for financially-savvy amateurs, DIY-investors & personal finance pros.

The top 5 on topic questions from definition were:

  • How do you determine how large your Emergency Fund should be?
  • What's the difference between a traditional IRA and a Roth IRA?
  • I'm way over budget on my grocery bills. What are some ways for me to cut costs?
  • How can I calculate the future benefit of maxing out contributions to my 401k account, so I can weigh it against my need for liquidity today?
  • What can I replace Microsoft Money with, now that MS has abandoned it?

The top 5 off topic questions from definition were:

  • Where can I find the lowest prices on [electronics/furniture/etc.]?
  • I just bought Apple stock! Isn't a great buy at $260? I hear it's going to $300! Shouldn't you buy it now?
  • How can I make money on eBay?
  • What's the biggest mistake you have made in trading stock?
  • In a recession, should the Federal Reserve intervene? If so, what measures are appropriate?

Can we create some better definition around exactly what type of questions should be closed?


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