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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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Community Promotion Ads - 2015

The dawn of a new year, 2015, now approaches, or has already approached, either way it means that it is now time for the site's first new cycle of Community Promotion Ads! What are Community ...
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Would reformatting the title bar help? [duplicate]

The current rendering of "personal finance & MONEY" may suggest to newcomers that the MONEY part isn't also intended to focus on the personal. Yes, I know "MONEY" is intended to be a lighthearted ...
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Holiday Hats Time Again - Please confirm if you are happy with hats

Once again the overlords in the mother ship are giving us a contest to have fun during the holidays As another year draws to a close, we wanted to do something fun and lighthearted with our ...
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Please undelete Question on interest rates of Bank Loans?

I apologise should I err, but did I ever ask a question about the seemingly low interest rates of bank loans? If it were deleted, would you please undelete it so that it can be read and help others?
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Standardization amongst moderators for flag status

Can we get the moderators to agree on whether a flag should be declined or receive some follow-up? My flag was declined, then a member vote and a mod vote put the question on hold for the flagged ...
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Please reconsider “What is the rationale for a separate “National Insurance” tax in the UK? ”

This question was closed as off-topic. While it was open, someone posted an excellent answer, but it was to a slightly different question to the one I asked. Once my actual question had been ...
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How are these two question(s) different

How are these question about personal finance Why are both government and commercial bond prices rising? Why is my corporate bond portfolio decreasing when my stock portfolio is increasing? Why ...
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Why won't the mods do anything about the user I don't like?

I am having a problem with a user; why don't the mods take care of that person and put them in their place?
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When users treat me like dirt - what should I do?

I've been called "a troll", "a jerk", and other very helpful epithets by some of the users here who seem to think that understanding words you're using is too much to ask. I can accept criticism if ...
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Is there a consensus on asking broad-vs-specific questions?

Is there an existing consensus on whether to ask questions very specific to our particular personal circumstances (which might not be especially useful for future searchers), or to ask more general ...
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Can the same question be asked about two different locations?

Seven months ago, the following question was asked: Can I prepay a Credit Card to make a Large Purchase greater than my credit limit? This question was tagged with hong-kong. A couple of days ago, ...
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Is asking about ComputerShare's services ontopic?

I recently started getting into DRIP investing with SPP, and got my first share in the mail. I signed up on Computer Share, the comany who holds the stock for me, and tried registering for the DRIP/...
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Would like to know why my flag was rejected on “Curious where a young student should put money”

A contradiction has occured on this question: Where should a young student put their money? I left a comment: Unfortunately there's no right answer to this. You could invest in nearly anything. ...
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How did I do this?

I was trying to put a vote to close this question as a duplicate, and it was closed immediately with my single vote. I thought only mods can do that.... What gives?
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Spam Account on Site

I have encountered this spam account that seems to be only be used to promote a business. Can the account be suspended? https://money.stackexchange.com/users/14581/user14581
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Any concern with overlap of scope between Personal Finance SE & Expatriates SE?

I just came across this newer Stack Exchange site about Expatriates. There are some questions that overlap with Personal Finance & Money's accepted topics. The overlap is narrow. I'm not sure if ...
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Should commenting require a minimum amount of rep?

I was looking at this late answer from a new user. Clearly the user just wanted to follow up on the question, but with no reputation the user cannot comment (as would seem the appropriate method to ...
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Where can I ask questions about economics not related to personal finance?

From reading this page, I understand that questions about economics not related to personal finance is out of topic here (for example questions about corporate or government finance). Is there any ...
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OK for mods to add location?

I've discovered one of my newly acquired powers is to see the location of a member's IP address. This would conveniently let me add location to a question when appropriate and avoid discussing US-...
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2014 Community Moderator Election Results

Personal Finance & Money's 1st moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the 3 new moderators are: They'll be taking over for the existing crew shortly — ...
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How many have voted?

I understand SE would probably prefer not to have a running counter to show the standings in the election. The question for me is "How many people have voted?" Is that something that's sharable with ...
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2014 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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2014 Community Moderator Election

The 2014 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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2014 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

In connection with the moderator elections, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose questions to the candidates on the topic ...
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Personal Finance & Money - Top User Swag!

As our special thanks to you for not only being extremely awesome, but also being extremely patient with us through the process of graduation, I'd like to announce the immediate availability of some ...
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Why is there no 401a tag?

I think there should be a 401a tag, I don't understand how that doesn't already exist?
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After graduation did the privileges get rejigged

I don't see some of the privileges after the site is graduated. I know as part of Graduation a new set of privileges get applied. Just putting this question out so that other users know this has ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2014 [duplicate]

You guys have gotten your own design! And with that, you now have the opportunity to setup Community Promotion Ads! We're still pretty fresh into 2014 so not much lost ground here. What are Community ...
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New Design Launched

As you can see the new design just went live. Which means this site has been officially launched! Congratulations! Thank you for your valuable design feedback. If you're still seeing the old favicons,...
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Are questions about single-person/family businesses on topic or not?

The guidelines say that "questions about small business that have no bearing on personal finance" are off-topic, and also request that "if you have a question about a small business, please make sure ...
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Let's get critical: Feb 2014 Site Self-Evaluation

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 ...
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Site Design Celebration

It looks like the site's new design is going to launch soon maybe this week. This has been long in coming, so how are we going to celebrate?
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Area 51 Proposal: Finance (including Corporate, Public Finance)

This question and Chris W. Rea's comment motivated me to create Finance (including Behavioural, Corporate, Public Finance) Please allow me to advert to it here and advise me if this affronts or ...
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When am I being too quant for this site? How should I tailor my answers?

This may look like a dupe of When does "advanced" go beyond personal finance?, but I need just a little bit more specificity please. I am a weak quant, so I have no business answering real ...
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When does “advanced” go beyond personal finance?

Here is a great question https://money.stackexchange.com/questions/28218/should-an-individual-try-to-purchase-a-seat-on-a-stock-exchange It was closed as being off topic. In the Past The community ...
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Answers that do not address question

A recent question If I'm cash-flow negative, should I dollar-cost-average the money from my bonus over the entire year? was tagged Dollar Cost Averaging, indicating that even though the question ...
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Value in having a time-sensitive tag?

I've answered a number of questions that are specific to the year, e.g. "What is this year's IRA maximum?" Some of these were closed as stale, then reopened after my update to current year's data. ...
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Is there a convention for asking questions about finance in a specific country?

I am from the UK, but a lot of the questions on the site are from the US. Is there a convention for asking UK specific questions?
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Stats on Time to answer a question

As we are looking at stats, can someone find the below; essentially related to how fast are we responding to questions; Average Time to answer question, with buckets say x% in first 30 mins of ...
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Voting Stats For Money.SE

On the Math site I saw this post in the Meta section - Up and Down Vote Statistics Can a Mod respond with data for Money.SE? Curious how our stats look in comparison.
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Why not have categories, like StackOverflow, and be a general “Money” SE?

Personal Finance is a subset of Money. Why not treat it as such? This is money.stackexchange.com, not personalfinance.stackexchange.com. If you want to answer questions only about Personal Finance, ...
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Deleting Closed Questions

Deletion of closed questions is not happening to the extent required. Although the Review Tab for users with enough reputation is available, few of us are actually going in and deleting stuff. I ...
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Community blog for Money.stackexchange

Quite a few stackexchange communities have their own blog. See the list here http://stackexchange.com/blogs. Currently Personal Finance does not have its own dedicated blog. The proposal is to have ...
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Let's get critical: Nov 2013 Site Self-Evaluation

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 ...
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A better response for new member closed questions?

In general, I think new members are asking appropriate on-topic questions. However, there are the first posts of others that are off-topic, and once closed, we never see the user again. I've ...
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Is asking questions here, in order to gain insight for product development ok?

Essentially I'm trying to gain insight around something as I'm developing a product/service in this area. I need to ask questions around the topic and potentially speak to potential users of the ...
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Questions whose legality is uncertain due to uncertain regulatory status

I just noticed this Meta Money.SE post, What to do with potentially criminal scenario questions? It was a good catch. The subject was Money.SE policy about inquiries with plausibly illegal intent. I ...
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OnStartups is closing. Should the PF&M “on-topic” list change? UPDATE: There's a new “startups” site

UPDATE: There is a new startups.stackexchange.com site now in public beta. Please see the details in the corresponding answer below. Original post: OnStartups is going to be closed next week. That's ...
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What counts as recomendation?

The way I understand is if I need something, say A. If there are 10 things that fulfill it, and I want the one that's best, then it's a recommendation. If I ask, A, and there is nothing that ...