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New question is a duplicate of an old question, someone answers it and closes the old question. Is that the common practice here?

Why is the cost basis reported by a broker on RSUs 0 USD? (posted 4 years ago), was closed by 1 user as a duplicate of What is the law/regulation which prohibits brokers from reporting basis on RSUs? (...
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Why was the question “Why does the IRS require US taxpayers to report dividend income per country” closed as opinion-based?

Why was the question “Why does the IRS require US taxpayers to report dividend income per country” closed as opinion-based? The existing answer demonstrates that there exists a very much objective ...
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Why was this question closed as opinion-based? (“Why do bond markets close slightly early (at 2 p.m. ET) on December 31 vs. the stock market”)

Why was this question “Why do bond markets close slightly early (at 2 p.m. ET) on December 31 whereas the stock market closes at the regular time? [closed] ” closed as opinion-based? There could be ...
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This person's question was closed for incorrect reasons, and is compliant if the people that closed it knew the answer

In reference to this closed question: How to anonymously donate cryptocurrency to charities which only support traditional online payments platform? The reason for closing this question was that it is ...
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Can we reopen this question about saving money?

I asked a question about finding ways to save money on an international transfer which seems to be within the question guidelines of this forum according to the on-topic page: Personal Finance and ...
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Was this question incorrectly closed?

Here is a question about maintaining a personal ledger in an SQL database. It seems to have been closed because it was about programming. In my opinion, this is a valid question about personal ...
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Advice needed on asking question about stock splits

Background I posted a question that was not well-received: When am I entitled to participate in a stock split? — record date, split date, ex date Shortly after posting the question above, I posted a ...
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What is our stance on questions aiming at finding official documents about companies (assume the question isn't specific to just one company)?

What is our stance on questions aiming at finding official documents about companies/stocks (assume the question isn't specific to just one company)? Are they on-topic or off-topic? I see that ...
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Why was my question closed?

I asked: "Where can I find historical world stock returns? [closed]" and it was flagged as off topic. How is this off topic? I'm just asking if anyone knows where I can find a chart showing total ...
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Reopen request - Debit Card Risk

Debit Card Risk This was closed with a reason of Questions seeking product or service recommendations are off-topic because... Personally, I don't see this question having anything to do with ...
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Should the question about making a living in real estate be reopened?

This question was asked yesterday and closed today: Why does it seem the best way to make a living is to invest in real estate? Should it remain closed, or be reopened, and why?
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Should I also edit some of the top answers when editing questions for reopening?

I've been thinking about the rewrite of this question: Could a business be structured around Multi-level Marketing, yet still be ethical? My own interpretation of the problem is that it asks about ...
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Why Question about "US demonetize large bills" was closed

I have a question Could the US demonetize large bills? If so, how can I protect myself if I rely on holding US dollars in cash? Is there a way to reopen this question. Till "April 08" is was shown ...
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Why was this question about a specific currency off topic?

I'm asking about this question: What is this coin and what is its value in INR? The question was originally closed as off-topic by five users, and when it has been placed in the reopen queue by ...
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Why was this question about Student Loan minimum payments deleted?

A few days ago, a moderator deleted this question: Student loan grievance: Is it illegal for servicer to lower my minimum monthly payment because I've been aggressively overpaying? The question was ...
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Why was the question about the SIPC closed?

Today, this question was asked: Is SIPC a scam or does it protect investors from fraud? It was closed as "unclear what you're asking." Would one of the users that closed care to comment on what ...
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Why was the question about a mortgage formula off-topic?

This question was asked recently and closed as off-topic: What is the formula for calculating the mortgage constant when payments are made at the beginning of the period? The close reason given was "...
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Should the question about Chase's 5/24 rule be reopened?

Yesterday, this question was asked: How true is the Chase 5/24 limit on applications and which bureaus? Today, the question was closed as "off-topic." Is this really off-topic? Why was this closed?...
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Should questions on the technical usage of a financial management tool be on-topic, or off-topic?

Consider this question: Gnucash: Keyboard shortcut to move to blank transaction? Should it be on-topic, or off-topic? It relates to the technical usage of a piece of software, which isn't directly ...
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Should the question about getting FICO scores for free be reopened?

I'm asking about this question: How can one get their FICO/credit scores for free? (really free) This question is quite old, having been asked almost 6 years ago. Today, after attracting a spamish ...
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Why was this question seeking empirical evidence closed 'as primarily opinion-based'?

In For long-term savings: Short-term Bond ETFs vs High-interest Savings Accounts, I specifically asked for academic empirical evidence.
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Can we get this question about categories of merchants for rewards cards reopened?

The question is: How can I determine which stores are regarded as supermarkets for a rewards credit card? This question was originally asking for a list of all merchants considered grocery stores in ...
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Why is asking about potato futures considered "opinion-based"?

This seems like a fairly straightforward set of questions to me: What does it mean to invest in potatoes? The OP is asking how one can trade a potato on an exchange. His/her puzzlement stems from ...
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Why was the question about billionaires buying life insurance closed?

This is the question I'm talking about: Why do billionaires buy life insurance? I understand that the user asking the question has a self-serving agenda. However, this particular question is worded ...
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Should "What is your favorite book on the topic of INVESTING?" be reopened?

Question: What is your favorite book on the topic of INVESTING? Should the question be re-opened? Discuss. I feel, both the question and its answers contribute great content to this SE, its members, ...