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?


general advice on getting good prices



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