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How should we handle older questions involving a bereavement?

I won't (at least initially) provide links to specific questions: if I'm later asked to, or you find them anyway, please be careful of triggering any "meta effect". A question from October 2018 from ...
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Is asking for a general investment strategy profitability on-topic?

Requests for specific investment buy/sell advice; e.g. "should I sell X?" or "should I buy Y?" or "will X continue to go up?" Is the question about, whether it is worth to buy Internet ads for a ...
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Are detailed questions about medical billing and health insurance considered on-topic?

Medical billing and Health insurance (at least in the US) are quite complicated. From my experience, there are also lots of errors made by billing departments and insurance companies, and almost never ...
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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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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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Posted question now completely missing

I posted a new question about 10 hours ago. I verified it got posted and starred it as a favorite so I could reference it easier. That question is now not listed in the SE system. I thought maybe ...
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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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Question about HSA: on-topic?

I've a question about the tax status of a refund of a payment originally made from an HSA. (Health Savings Acct., US-based.) I suspect it may not be on-topic here, but saw a number of other tax-...
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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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Can I ask questions related to card processing?

I'm developing credit card processing in our Point-of-Sale software, and would like to find a community where I can get some help. Is this the right one? If not, what Stack Exchange community would I ...
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Would my question be on-topic for Money.SE?

I want to ask a question asking why the 'new' chip & pin system in the U.S is considered such a big deal, compared to the rest of the world (who have had this system for a while). Would my ...
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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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10K+ rep users: Would you please help me clean up these closed questions with your delete votes?

Fellow 10K+ rep users (and willing moderators): The following query displays non-migrated, unanswered questions closed as other than duplicate that have not yet been deleted from the site. The query ...
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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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Anonymous Posting Option

Personal finance can be an area where sometimes a user would be discouraged from asking a question knowing that his or her StackExchange profile will be linked to the question for all the world to see....
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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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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 homework questions be allowed? Many questions are being closed as “homework” but there is no policy or consensus against

Refer to this question. It's homework, and clearly disclosed as such. Somebody flagged the question, stating "I'm assuming homework questions aren't allowed here." Got me thinking that we haven't ...
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Should we rewrite titles into questions?

There have been some questions that don't have questions for titles. Should we be changing those to questions (if you have >1000 rep) via edits? Should we comment to the poster: "Please rephrase ...
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Economic questions vs Money Chores questions, couldn't they just live together?

I might be wrong, but I have got the impression on MS users are divided in two main cults: One side stricly against any type of "Economic" questions like this one: Who creates money? Central banks or ...
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What is the policy with stale unanswered questions that have become irrelevant?

While going through the unanswered questions, I cam across this question "https://money.stackexchange.com/questions/14784/does-indias-national-spot-exchange-support-web-based-trading-for-retail-...
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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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Is there a mechanism for asking questions that you are worried may get voted down or closed?

I would like to ask a question about calculating bonus points with Chase Freedom credit cards. It is certainly related to personal finance but it is pretty specific and doesn't seem like the type of ...
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Should we permit questions that ask for specific loan providers to be named or recommended?

Refer to this question: https://money.stackexchange.com/questions/20426/which-banks-allows-a-student-living-in-india-to-apply-for-unsecured-lines-of-c Should we permit such questions asking where to ...
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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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Suggestion: expanding the range of this board to include all the topics talked about on UK sites MoneySavingExpert and This is Money

Background: my other thread was deleted and from that thread there was a link to another thread about a similar subject. I even made a comment in that thread but it's just not possible to find that ...
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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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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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Lets clean up this SE and answer the old unanswered!

Post questions here which you feel need an answer but have gone to long without attention. Up-vote the ones you feel are more important to answer. Down-vote the ones you feel are just bad questions ...
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What is the policy regarding questions based on a false premise?

This recent question: 50% UP, 50% DOWN, is still 25% down. How do you make percentages work for you? (old title) Help me understand the oddity of percentage gains and losses? is apparently ...
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Is a question about why a stock/security/metal dropped at a certain time helpful or off topic as too localized?

Looking at https://money.stackexchange.com/questions/11165/silvers-massive-drop-week-of-9-18-11 and similar questions about a specific drop or rise in the value of a security/stock/metal/etc. an on-...
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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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Are questions about starting an investment club/company on-topic?

We got this question on OnStartups that is a marginal fit for our site. Would it be accepted here? how does one start an investing club (as a company)?
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How do we deal with financial doom … questions?

Lately I have noticed a lot of questions asking about financial doom, especially in the US. While this is all well and good, but these questions are hard to answer because they're about an uncertain ...
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How to deal with “make money fast” questions?

See for example this question. There's a vote to close as "not a real question". The idea is silly, but I think the question is written well enough and is fairly clear. We've had some other silly ...
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Questions of form “Is it a good time to buy X?”: On-topic, or not?

Should we allow questions of the kind: Is it a good time to buy X? ... where X denotes a financial instrument such as a currency, a stock, a mutual find, an index, etc.? Consider if these ...
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Are questions along the lines of “How do I save on X?” acceptable?

After some contemplation and discussion regrading questions like "Where can I get deals on X?" in this meta question, I have another. What about questions of the form "How can I save money on X?" I ...
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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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What should our policy be on login information present in questions - allow or ban?

Occasionally, there are questions where a poster would like to provide login information to a third-party site in order to better explain their problem. Sample questions include: Obtaining FOREX ...
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Not a personal finance question, question

I made a statement (let's call it that) about VAT. It was closed because it's not a personal finance question. So, my question here is if anybody knows where I should pose these kind of theories.
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How do we encourage people to check an answer

How do we go about getting users to check the best answer for their question? It seems we have a lot of questions that have several up voted answers but no accepted (checked) answers. Is this ...
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Answering duplicate questions

If possible, I think we should avoid answering Duplicate questions. See https://money.stackexchange.com/questions/3297/waiting-for-hst-cheque Chris W Rea answered this question and marked it as ...
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How should questions with potentially many answers be handled? Should I be specific in what I'm asking?

I came to Personal Finance and Money really wanting to ask about how long I should keep financial documents. Initially, I just meant bills, but I realized the same question could be asked about old ...
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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 ...