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Questions tagged [off-topic]

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Are questions based on books off-topic?

Apologies for any offence. As this site has many questions based on books, I'm disheartened by RonJohn's comment I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because this --and the similar one ...
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Luxury car question on topic?

What are the advantages of luxury car brands like Acura/Lexus over their sibling non-luxury brands Honda/Toyota? This is a site about 'Personal finance and money'. The only relevant aspects in that ...
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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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Accounting vs Financial Statement Analysis

I understand that "accounting" questions are off-topic, and I can understand why since accounting rules are incredibly complex and contextual, but I see several questions (example) that I would ...
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Request: An off-topic reason of 'corporate finance'

This HNQ, Greedy shareholder that does not want to dilute his portion , is clearly off topic per the help centre (though not the Ask Question page which is entirely misleading*) as it is about finance ...
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Why was this question put on hold as off-topic? (“Has any country exempted their citizens/residents from the US citizenship-based taxation? ”)

The question Has any country exempted their citizens/residents from the US citizenship-based taxation? was put on hold as off-topic. Why? From my understanding, this question is about personal ...
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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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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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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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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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Does this question belong?

I would like to ask a question about banking/personal finance for undocumented immigrants living in the United States because my buddy's best friend parents are undocumented. Would this be on topic ...
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Why was my forex question off topic, when other similar questions weren't?

For reference, my question: What happens on foreign exchange markets when a currency ends? Other questions not marked as off-topic: FOREX: Pair Trading, What is Really Happening? Currency exchange ...
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Questions about company types

I would like to ask a question about forming different company types, i.e. LLC vs. S-corp. My dad asked me about this and I want to repeat the answer I gave him about the comparative advantages and ...
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Is it on-topic to ask questions about money in politics?

Is it on-topic to ask questions about money in politics? Let's say, ask for an explanation about why x government asks you to pay some specific taxes, for example? Or is it more on-topic in Politics ...
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Why is this Sole Proprietorship accounting question off-topic?

I migrated https://money.stackexchange.com/questions/60998/accounting-theory over from Economics.SE and see that is has been closed as off-topic. Sorry for jamming up your site with unwanted ...
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Why are accounting questions off-topic here, even though there are small business questions?

I understand that questions about accounting are explicitly called off topic for this site. I don't necessarily see why that is the case, especially since it seems at odds with the fact that ...
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Is it acceptable to answer an off-topic question?

If I see a question that, in my opinion, is off-topic for this site, should I answer it? Can I answer it and then vote to close it?
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Should questions about legal matters be on-topic?

Should questions about legal matters be on-topic? Surprisingly, I couldn't find this question asked on meta yet. The closest I could find is "Should we have a custom close/on hold reason for ...
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Did anybody reach their wanted financial freedom in PF&M?

So since this site is about financial education, I would love to know, who does answer my questions and everybody elses. Everybody can do it. Literally everybody. I am doing it too, also I don't ...
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Questions that appear trolling & hypothetical.

The latest question that fits this category in my opinion is Value of credit score if you never plan to borrow again? The OP hasn't won the lottery, nor reached his couple million level, but asks ...
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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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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 ...