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The "coupons" tag is being used for bond coupons, shopping coupons, and vouchers

Look at coupons. It is being used for bond coupons, shopping coupons, and vouchers. We should probably make some new tags. I suggest: bond-coupons: A bond coupon is an interest payment that the ...
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Useless tag: how-to

I found a tag that looks useless: how-to. There are currently only 5 questions with that tag. I think it is a useless tag because it is too general. There are currently more than 2500 questions that ...
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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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Merge tags "volume" and "trading-volume"

Tags volume and trading-volume are about the same thing. Should they be merged?
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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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Tour page: mention that questions seeking off-site resources are off-topic

The tour page currently says: Ask about... Personal investing and asset allocation The financial aspects of homebuying Best practices for saving for retirement, education, and other goals Strategies ...
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Why isn't "this is about business finance" in the list of reasons to vote to close?

Working through the list of votes to close today, I kept coming across questions that were really about business finance, not personal. Yet there seemed to be no appropriate category to select for the ...
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Clarification on opinion-based question that was closed

One of my questions was closed for being "opinion-based". In the help center, it says that answers to opinion-based questions don't fit the format of the community because answers "will ...
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Create tag synonym: "security" and "securities"

security and securities are essentially the same. Can someone make security a synonym of securities?
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Merge tags "share-repurchase" and "buybacks"

Description for share-repurchase: Questions relating to companies buying back their own shares from the market. Description for buybacks: Stock buybacks refer to the repurchasing of shares of stock ...
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Question about international transfer closed as off-topic

I posted a question about transferring RUB to EUR account, which was closed as off-topic, and would like to understand why. The note telling me it was closed as off-topic says Questions seeking ...
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Is this on topic? If not, is there anyother SE where it is?

I wanted to ask the following: What would be the "text-book" result of governement taking on massive debt immediately before a significant recession Supposing, entirely hypothetically ;), that ...
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Why weren't these answers quoted external sources closed?

GS didn't close this post that just quoted external source, but did recently close new posts that did. Did the policy change? Is this a contradiction? Why would a stock opening price differ from ...
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CARES Act tax refund eligibility questions

We currently have numerous questions, with a few new ones each day, basically asking "will I get stimulus check" relating to the CARES Act. The stimulus tag (is this even a useful tag?) currently has ...
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Should users comment or flag posts when personal information could be disclosed?

This post came up in my feed. The users username appears to be a real name. The user is probably based in the US. The user is disclosing that they likely have a million dollars in a liquid account. ...
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Why moderator closing question? Why not cast close vote?

No offense. Some moderators here close questions with one vote. But why don't just cast a close vote? This feels power abuse!
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Option spreads in registered accounts

Why Option spreads in registered accounts closed? This isn't my question. I want answer it with https://www.interactivebrokers.ca/en/index.php?f=13406&p=tfsa RSP and TFSA Information | ...
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Why can't I reference sites, then copy and paste to answer questions?

If I reference a website - no plagiarism! - what's wrong with copy and paste if enough to answer question? If I copy and paste a book, would my answer get deleted too? https://money.stackexchange....
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Why did GS unilaterally delete my answer?

I cited Reddit wherefrom I quoted my answer at https://money.stackexchange.com/a/110863.
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What makes an “explain this” question appropriate for this site?

We have recently seen a significant number of questions that contain significant quotes from external sources and often very little other content. Some of these were mentioned a while ago and it wasn'...
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Ought brokerages clearly exhibit options' break-even prices?

Why did JTP unilaterally close Ought brokerages clearly exhibit options' break-even prices?? This question involves the norm for break-even prices, not just Questrade. How can I know the norm, if ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2020

2020 has come! But… oops, where did the time go? It’s already March! Belated as it is, it’s time for a refresh of Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Why did GS unilaterally close these 2 questions?

For swap-based ETFs, who will pay taxes that grow larger yearly? Closed. This question needs to be more focused. It is not currently accepting answers. Update the question so it focuses ...
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question about selling metal closed

Related to this question: How to get a fair market price for small amounts of physical precious metals? A user rightly commented on this question to say product recommendations are off topic. As I ...
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How can I acquire copies of insurance claims not by me?

I don't want get banned or get my question closed again by moderator. Just checking if this question is on topic on the main? In 2016 my mom bought a NEW car as clearly stated on the contract. ...
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Why was I suspended?

Moderators please don't disclose my personal detail. I can't find moderator message, but it about bounty? I think I messaged back moderators, but got no reply. But Tim Post moderator said it's OK if ...
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How does ASEQ Studentcare work as “plan administrator” to insure Canadian students?

Ganesh S himself closed How does ASEQ Studentcare work as "plan administrator" to insure Canadian students?. This question needs details or clarity. He didn't comment what was unclear? ...
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How long must an insurer retain records of opt-outs for, in Canada?

Why did Ganesh S delete close How long must an insurer retain records of opt-outs for, in Canada? as off-topic because it's a very specific question of law with only peripheral relevant to ...
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Questions that ask "is this a good idea"

I see there's another current meta question about the recent car buying questions, but I have a specific point I felt needed to be addressed. Here's the current question that triggered me into asking ...
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Canonical: "I am X but I want a expensive car" question

It seems like we have a fair few similar questions. They are all something like: Asker says they are not wealthy, but they want an expensive car. Then they say something about their finances, and the ...
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Editing out an incorrect term that a question is centered around

Coming from HNQ I saw the post "Are all current world currencies 'decimal'?" I read the post and then moved onto the answers and the first thing I come across was some nonsensical sentence: The ...
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Remove "problem" tag

There are currently 6 questions tagged with problem. A couple of them are basically just homework problems, and a couple are along the lines of "help, I have a problem". Aside from one, they all have ...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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How do we get rid of the flood of sugar daddy questions?

There are too many sugar daddy questions and as far as I can tell, they are all the same. There are ten questions with the sugar daddy tag on the current first page. This is not only ridiculous, but ...
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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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User with a flood of questions

https://money.stackexchange.com/users/40527/melissa-yue-wallace?tab=questions This user has asked 12 questions about income tax in Canada in the last 16 hours or so. Most of them are referencing ...
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Does any official website annunciate tuition credits for certain schools offering the equivalent of university courses (Advanced Placement)?

I don't grok how Does any official website annunciate tuition credits for certain schools offering the equivalent of university courses (Advanced Placement)? is "seeking product or service ...
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Spreadsheet that calculates your RRSP contributions now, based on expected CPP, GIS, OAS, RRIF?

I don't want suspension, and just want check this. Would this question be on topic? It's not product recommendation when computer expert can create it free of cost. Title – Spreadsheet that ...
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Is a fictional account of an iffy personal financial transaction on topic?

I have just finished reading a novel in which an innocent, deserving couple receives an 8-figure [repeat, 8 figure] electronic transfer into their checking account from a third party. The money was ...
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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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Are there any points for tag creation?

I had created at least 8 tags in past and was wondering if there are any points for that. I'd also like to know identify the tags I've created or who has created a specific tag.
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Disappointed in StackExchange management

We are posting this to add our names to the chorus of unhappy moderators across the Stack Exchange network about the sacking of Monica Cellio. If you haven’t already come across the controversy, there’...
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Why isn't there a small business finance community?

It seems like one of the most common sources of off-topic questions. I saw this post which looked positive. What are the costs / needs to get one started?
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Dear Stack Exchange: A Statement and a Letter from your Moderators

Crossposted from Meta.Stackexchange Dear Stack Exchange, Inc., We know you know about this already, so we'll keep this brief. The past two weeks have been rough. Lots of moderators have lost ...
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What is the appropriate way to address the cause of the financial issue if the question doesn't really mention it?

A recent question about handling a co-signed mortgage after a breakup got me thinking... Is it even appropriate to provide an "answer" on how this situation should be avoided in the first place? I'...
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Goodbye PF&MSO!

Goodbye, Stack Overflow! It's been fun collecting 11,758 Internet points and helping start the overflow site, but I'll be leaving as part of the Monica Cellio backlash.
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New tag suggestion: cohabitation

How to handle shared mortgage payment if one person can't pay their share? is one of many "my boy/girlfriend and I bought a house together, and then we broke up and he/she owns 50% of the property,...
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Why was my answer deleted?

It challenges a direct quote from (in fact, the seeming prime motivation of) the question.
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Why is the question about 'Value of time' not closed?

The question how do you value what your leisure time is worth? is IMO begging for opinions. People may find it interesting (which might explain the high number ...
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Attacking an answer

Is it acceptable to attack another person's answer? Shouldn't their own answer speak for itself? Since the attack, I have received a lot of downvotes. The meaning of my answer has been twisted.

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