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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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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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Guidelines for asking for/editing country tags in questions from new users

Information on the location of the question asker (country tag) is important for answering many questions on this site. And, unfortunately, needing to continuously ask new users for their location ...
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Is it required for a question to apply personally to the asker in order to be considered on-topic?

Lately, I've seen a comment appearing on questions that are accused of being off-topic. The comments will say something to the effect of "This situation does not apply to the OP, so the question is ...
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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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Can we add a suggestion to "Ask Question" to include your locality?

So many questions get comments "What country are you in?" "Where are you doing this?" etc. etc. Can we add a more obvious "Add your country!" to the "Ask Question" page?
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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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What are the best tools question - Should it stick around?

What are the best software tools for personal finance? Does this question still belong on our site? I have a feeling that if it was asked today, it would be closed as not answerable/not specific, ...
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Are questions like "saving money making your own clothes" a good fit for money.stackexchange?

I have been away for a long time from Money.Stackexchange, I came back last month and I found it changed. I might be wrong but in the past I felt it was more a place to talk about economy and money ...
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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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What Should We Do About Temporally Localized Lists?

In reviewing posts on Money I've found that there are large numbers of questions that have a lists of highly temporally localized answers. By this I mean the answers are quickly out of date. For ...
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Do 401k questions all need the United-states tag?

Chris W Rea was retagging some questions with united-states that were about 401ks. 401k is definitely a us tag. There was some discussion of this over on the chat page and it was brought up that ...
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Useful, but subjective questions along the lines of: Where can I get deals on X?

The particular question in question: What are some sites that offer decent deals on college textbooks? The original question was titled What site offers the best deal on college textbooks? That is ...
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How should we define "Advanced Trading"?

Based on Should questions about advanced stock and options-trading topics and strategies be allowed? I believe that the consensus on the site is that some trading topics are "advanced" and off topic ...
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Is a question on contracts appropriate?

Is money the right stack exchange in which to ask a question about whether a businesses refusal to sell a particular contract based on residency is allowed by law? This is a contract for parking and ...
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