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The question you're asking is designed to solicit opinions or best-practices on a particular topic, with the goal of reaching community consensus.

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Should this site close Money Laundering questions?

This is in reference to this question: Is it a good idea to store all my savings in cryptocurrency? Although the title sounds good, the actual details of the question boil down to the OP attempting ...
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“Assuming I know X…” questions

We've had a few questions like this one lately, which are along the lines of: Assuming I know [some fact] will happen, how could I make money off that knowledge? While they sound like they have ...
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Can we flag a question that belongs on Quant.SE? [duplicate]

This question doesn't appear to be about personal finance, accounting or economics. I thought it belonged on Quant.SE but the only option under "belongs on another site" is for here on Money.Meta. I ...
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Why was this Hot Network Question protected?

We had a new question asked yesterday that hit the Hot Network Questions list and received more answers and votes than average: Why can't we all agree to create a self-fulfilling prophecy with ...
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Have there been any “Is this a scam?” questions that the answer was “No”?

I think most here would agree that whenever someone asks Is this a scam, the answer is almost certainly, Yes, this is a scam. Have there been any instances of questions like these where the answer ...
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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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Community Promotion Ads - 2018 [duplicate]

It's almost February in 2018, which isn't supposed to be the proper time to cycle these, but for this year it'll be once again, so we'll be refreshing the Community Promotion Ads for this year now! ...
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Modified question, but there's no “modified” notice

The question "When do I need to pay interest on my short sell position?" showed up on the front page because "modified 2 hours ago reikred 1". However, when I click on the link When do I need to pay ...
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How to defend myself against a deleted answer?

My answer was deleted because the mod says I didn't deal with support and resistance levels. True, because I dealt with the other part of the question: "everyone is selling" and "everyone is buying". ...
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Should we consolidate the accounting and economics off-topic reasons with others?

Currently we have three custom off-topic reasons: Questions on economics are off-topic unless they relate directly to personal finance. Questions seeking product or service recommendations ...
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Could someone explain to me why book requests on personal finance are considered off-topic?

I asked this question earlier today: What books would be must-read books on personal finance? (Not investing!) Which got put "on hold" for being off-topic. Specifically stating that Questions ...
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Should we have a specific tag for questions about the 2018 tax bill?

We don't have many yet, but of course the 2018 tax bill ("Tax Cuts and Jobs Act") hasn't quite passed yet. But - we probably will, I imagine, get a fair number of questions given that this has ...
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How should the tags for HRA be handled?

The term HRA means two different things: In the U.S., HRA is Health Reimbursement Arrangement, an employer-funded benefit for medical expenses. In India, HRA is House Rent Allowance, a component of ...
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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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Confusion on service or database questions

I just wanted to check on the policy of PF&M with regard to questions about obtaining financial information. (My question is currently on hold.) Financial information is of course a very broad ...
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Options under “flag a comment”

I am flagging this comment as rude or abusive This comment violates our "Be Nice" policy. no longer needed This comment is obsolete, chatty, or otherwise unnecessary. in need of moderator ...
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Should an answer containing one or several quotes only be systematically deleted?

Should an answer containing one or several quotes only be systematically deleted? Assume each quote has: a link to the original page or answer only contains the relevant portion the name of the ...
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The guidelines on referencing are inconsistent with the example

The guidelines on referencing are inconsistent with the example. https://money.stackexchange.com/help/referencing says: When you find a useful resource that can help answer a question (from ...
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Should [wealth] be a synonym of [net-worth]?

I was reviewing some edit suggestions for the wiki of wealth and it basically suggested that it was related to net-worth. There is only one question with this tag. I think we should either make a ...
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Is it appropriate to mark “Is this person xxx” as duplicates?

Every few days there is an new question formatted: This person/friend/long-lost-distant-relative/shady-website asked for my bank/credit-card password that they have no reason for. Are they trying ...
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Does this question belong on this site instead of Politics.SE?

Just came across this question: https://politics.stackexchange.com/questions/23605/when-a-government-pays-centuries-old-debt-who-exactly-is-it-paying Apart from the word 'government', this question ...
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Merge [bills] and [billing]

Can the tags for bills (20 questions) and billing (37 questions) be merged? I don't see any reason why these tags wouldn't be used interchangeably.
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Are questions about using financial software on-topic? [duplicate]

I have a technical question about the functionality of the financial site Mint. Specifically, I want to ask whether it is possible to use Mint to schedule monthly recurring payments to a personal bank ...
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Difference between tags “income-tax” and “income-taxes”

There is an tag income-taxes. I see few question tagged with this. We already have a very popular tag income-tax . We already have a plural generic tag taxes and it doesn't make sense to have ...
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Are questions about market regulation ontopic, even if it is about regulation pertaining companies?

For example, a question about the regulation on illegal insider trading. It is something that can be done by company executives or the company itself, but is not directly related to [own?] personal ...
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Why can I only vote to migrate to Meta, instead of another S-E Site?

I recently flagged a post for moderator attention, as it had a couple of problems with it: The post did not have a practical, answerable question The post was more appropriate for The WorkPlace than ...
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What makes this question a duplicate?

I created 2 questions dealing with Roth IRAs. A general question about keeping an emergency fund in a Roth IRA. A question asking for an explanation for the rules that apply if one attempts to make ...
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Are questions about particular investments on topic?

Are questions about particular investments, as in particular stocks or bonds, on topic? For example, could I ask the following question: Does TGNA's position in broadcasting and low PE make it a ...
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Are questions about identity theft on topic?

I'm wondering if questions about identity theft are on topic for this site. Specifically, I'm referring to questions about techniques to guard against it, how to recognize when it happens, what to do ...
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What is our stance on questions aimed at understanding the origin of notations used in personal finance?

What is our stance on questions aimed at understanding the origin of notations used in personal finance? Are they on-topic or off-topic? Example: Presenting negative numbers using parentheses: where ...
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When should the “free-file-fillable-forms” tag be used?

I noticed that the free-file-fillable-forms tag was added to the following question: Filling form 8889 Part I and form 1040 line 25 Although the question mentions the use of the Free File Fillable ...
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Best approach to merge or mark duplicate 4 questions on inverse/leveraged ETFs?

I believe that these four questions are all duplicates of each other: Why buying an inverse ETF does not give same results as shorting the ETF Why an ETF mirrors the underlying index on a day to day ...
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Unclear how question can be improved

I received negative feedback in the form of downvotes and comments, but I improved the question with the critique I got from the comments. After I improved the question, it got back to a neutral ...
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Where's the line between “Asking for a software recommendation” and “How to file taxes for my state”?

I think clearly off-topic: "What's the best tax software to use?" (While many things here are opinion-based to some degree, this is a "shopping" question that's not really going to have a useful "...
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Can we merge tags investing and investment?

The tags investing and investments have a lot of overlap between them. The average person asking will probably not draw a distinction between them. Note that investments already has a synonym in ...
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Proposed New Tag Summary 'Accounting'?

The current tag states: for questions that relate to the laws, practices, and products of accounting. Please note that questions about accounting that are academic or have no bearing on personal ...
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Should we have a tag for car titles?

I just created a tag called "Title" but we've chosen not to use it previously. We have lots of specific titling questions. Should we have this tag?
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Community Promotion Ads - 2017

It is a bit late into this new year, being that we're already in the second month, but we are now cycling the Community Promotion Ads for 2017! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion ...
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Merge tags 1099 and form-1099

Can we merge tags 1099 and form-1099 as they are same. The tag form-1099 can be primary as we have all forms starting with form-. The tag 1099 can be made a synonym. If possible we should also have ...
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Merge tags w2 and form-w-2

I am not sure if the tags w2 and form-w-2 are the same. If they are Can we merge this. Else can we have tag wiki to explain the difference. A synonym may not be required as search for w-2 ...
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Should we have a tag for Islamic-oriented investment questions?

We get sporadic questions from Islamic users that have very specific investing restrictions, because of their faith. Those are good questions, and I welcome them into the site. I think a tag for ...
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Can we define a guideline on questions that have a simple “No” as answer

Quite often I came across questions that ask for a specific thing. More often, the answer is a simple "NO". Something like this does not exist. The dilemma here is it is difficult to prove / establish ...
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Should *all* questions that *depend-on* a country include a country tag?

I just asked this question: united states - How can I cash or deposit a check made out to my minor child? - Personal Finance & Money Stack Exchange A user with many more points than I added the ...
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Are questions about personal finance terminology on-topic?

A question about the word "portfolio," a common term in personal finance, was asked this week and closed: Is “folio” an acceptable contraction of “portfolio”? A reason given for the closure in a ...
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How do we discourage high-rep users from answering questions that are clearly off-topic?

High reputation users should already know the answer to: Is it acceptable to answer an off-topic question? and yet, I see some users who are playing the game for up-votes and answering questions that ...
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Merge sales-tax and sales-taxes tags

I noticed that we have both sales-tax and sales-taxes, both of which with a significant number of questions. (20 and 47, respectively, but only 7 questions with both.) I propose that the two be ...
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Most questions on this site are legal questions by nature of the country tag

It is disingenuous to dismiss personal finance questions because of a legal aspect. The existence of the country tag alone is a recognition of the differing laws and regulations supporting any ...
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Are questions about personal finance from a religious framework on-topic?

We have had a couple of questions recently from users asking about personal finances from a Muslim viewpoint. Should these types of questions be on-topic? Are these types of questions different than ...
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What is the purpose of the [mistakes] tag?

I noticed that the site has a mistakes tag. Currently, there are 25 questions tagged such, which appear to have very little in common with each other. The tag has no tag wiki of any kind. What is ...
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Should there be a tag for questions about welfare benefits?

While looking at this question about the CalFresh food assistance program, I was looking for a tag that would apply other than the location tag, but couldn't find one. It seems to me that there ...