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Tag disambiguation: tag "short-selling" currently has two meanings

I've noticed the short-selling tag is being used both to refer to questions about selling stocks short in the stock market as well as the real-estate/mortgage concept of selling a property for a value ...
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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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Can we add pictures of country flags to country tags?

I thought the old money site had pictures of flags on the country codes. Can we add that back? I imagine we could create a "fake" sponsor for the tag like the real sponsors for tags on Stackoverflow....
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Should "microsoft-excel" tag be changed to "spreadsheet"?

Occasionally, we get a question asking about financial functions in spreadsheet programs. Traditionally, these are called Excel sheets and Excel functions, but really most spreadsheets (including ...
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Merge tags "abroad" and "offshore" into tag "international" and establish tag synonyms?

Do we really need the abroad and offshore tags? We already have the international tag which is used far more often than either of the aforementioned.
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Should we combine HSA and health-spending-account tags?

Should we combine the hsa and health-spending-account tags? Also, shouldn't it be health-savings-account instead of health-spending-account?
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Make fsa and flexible-spending-account synonyms?

Similar to the request here to merge hsa-related tags, Should we do the same for fsa and flexible-spending-account? I stumbled across an FSA question and realized it didn't even have a tag wiki, ...
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Merge tags 1099 and form-1099

Can we merge tags 1099 and form-1099 as they are same. The tag form-1099 can be primary as we have all forms starting with form-. The tag 1099 can be made a synonym. If possible we should also have ...
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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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Can we have a 'Direct Debit' tag?

I have asked a question about direct debits today and noticed that there is no direct debit tag. With 73% of bills payed by direct debit in the UK I think it would be a useful tag.
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Should we have a tag for Islamic-oriented investment questions?

We get sporadic questions from Islamic users that have very specific investing restrictions, because of their faith. Those are good questions, and I welcome them into the site. I think a tag for ...
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What does the [decision] tag mean?

The decision tag currently has eight questions thus tagged, covering a wide range of topics. Their only common thread among them seems to be that they are somehow about someone trying to make a ...
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"budget" vs "budgeting" tags

We have tags for both budget and budgeting. To me, these look identical. Currently, there are 123 questions tagged "budget" and only 9 questions tagged "budgeting". 6 of these questions are tagged ...
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Gold badge super-close with United States tag

I noticed today that I can gold-badge close as duplicate united-states questions, which is, well, most of our questions. I'm not sure that's ideal; while certainly there are times where I can ...
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Should the "savings" and "saving" tags be merged?

I don't have enough reputation in either tag to suggest one as a synonym of the other, but I don't think it's necessary to have both. The savings tag is used on 145 questions, while the saving tag is ...
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How should (currency) tags be defined?

I haven't looked too much at the tags in use, but noticed an inconsistency in the currency tags for this question -- 'usd' and 'british-pound'. I thought I'd create a meta question to discuss.
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The "security" tag is ambiguous. Should we re-define it according to the general meaning?

I just noticed the security tag has an ambiguous meaning. I started to address this with some tag edits, and then realized I should post here about it so we can discuss & document the decision, ...
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Remove the "finance" and "money" tags and prevent their use in the future

To the attention of Stack Exchange Inc. staff: We've got a couple of tags on the site which are redundant / intrinsic: finance, currently on 31 questions. money, currently on 3 questions. I believe ...
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Difference between tags "income-tax" and "income-taxes"

There is an tag income-taxes. I see few question tagged with this. We already have a very popular tag income-tax . We already have a plural generic tag taxes and it doesn't make sense to have ...
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Should we merge tags employee-stock-options and employee-share-plan

Should we merge [create synonyms] the tags employee-stock-options and employee-share-plan, or is there enough distinction to keep both. I guess we can create a distinction, but would need more ...
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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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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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Merge tags "hedging" and "hedge"

Description for hedging: for questions that relate to hedging. A hedge is an investment position intended to offset potential losses/gains. Description for hedge: A hedge is an investment to reduce ...
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Should we combine the UTMA and UGMA tags?

I would like to propose that we combine the utma and ugma tags into one tag, perhaps called ugma-utma. UTMA (Uniform Transfer to Minors Act) and UGMA (Uniform Gift to Minors Act) accounts are very ...
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"put-options" and "call-options" vs "puts" and "calls"

Do we need puts and calls when we already have put-options and call-options? Not all puts and calls have to do with options (e.g. there are put warrants, call warrants, puttable bonds, callable bonds, ...
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Merge sales-tax and sales-taxes tags

I noticed that we have both sales-tax and sales-taxes, both of which with a significant number of questions. (20 and 47, respectively, but only 7 questions with both.) I propose that the two be ...
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Should the "treasury" tag be renamed to make it specific to the U.S., as it has been used so far?

What is the treasury tag for? I just saw it on a handful of questions. It looks like it is being used to refer to the U.S. Department of the Treasury. But, "treasury" itself is a generic word ...
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Should we remove the "personal-finance" tag? How to?

The tag personal-finance seems completely redundant for this site, and I want to remove it. Any objections? Stack Exchange folks: I'm also wondering how I would go about doing this. I don't see ...
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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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Merge "university" and "college" tags

Look at university and college. They are about the same topic. Should they be merged?
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Should we eliminate the "personal-finance" tag?

Should we eliminate the personal-finance tag? It appears redundant given the site topic, which is now obvious with the "personal finance and money" name on the site during the beta. Mea culpa: I'm ...
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Merge tags lease and leasing

Please merge the tags lease and leasing.
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Should we have a tag for car titles?

I just created a tag called "Title" but we've chosen not to use it previously. We have lots of specific titling questions. Should we have this tag?
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Should "debt-collectors" and "debt-collection" tags be combined?

I noticed today that we have both debt-collectors and debt-collection tags that seem identical. debt-collectors has 19 questions. It has no tag excerpt. debt-collection has 35 questions. The tag ...
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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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Should we merge the tags 'bank' and 'banking'?

Should we merge the tags bank and banking? I think they mean the same thing.
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Merge tags w2 and form-w-2

I am not sure if the tags w2 and form-w-2 are the same. If they are Can we merge this. Else can we have tag wiki to explain the difference. A synonym may not be required as search for w-2 ...
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At what point does a company become relevant to have its own tag? Or should they be combined?

I recently asked a question about the term Equal Housing Lender being used by p2p lenders. I noticed that there is a tag "lending-club" as well as "lending" and "peer-to-peer-lending" but there is no ...
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Rename "interactive-broker" tag to "interactive-brokers"

It appears that "Interactive Broker" is a misspelling. It is supposed to be "Interactive Brokers" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interactive_Brokers). interactive-broker should be ...
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How should the tags for HRA be handled?

The term HRA means two different things: In the U.S., HRA is Health Reimbursement Arrangement, an employer-funded benefit for medical expenses. In India, HRA is House Rent Allowance, a component of ...
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Is there a valid difference between home-loan and mortgage tags?

Should both the home-loan and the mortgage tag exist?
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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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Is there a difference between tags 'broker' and 'brokerage' or should they be merged?

Is there a difference between tags broker and brokerage or should they be merged?
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Should there be a tag for questions about welfare benefits?

While looking at this question about the CalFresh food assistance program, I was looking for a tag that would apply other than the location tag, but couldn't find one. It seems to me that there ...
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Should we eliminate the sticky-wages tag?

I ran across this post that contains the "sticky-wages" tag. It is the only post with this tag. I had never heard of the term "sticky wages" so I had to look it up. Okay, it is a term that is out ...
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Can we merge tags investing and investment?

The tags investing and investments have a lot of overlap between them. The average person asking will probably not draw a distinction between them. Note that investments already has a synonym in ...
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Bankruptcy tag definition

I noticed that the bankruptcy tag has no wiki currently, and was considering editing one; but wanted to make sure I had a solid understanding of what it should mean here. Given this is a personal ...
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Should we have a specific tag for questions about the 2018 tax bill?

We don't have many yet, but of course the 2018 tax bill ("Tax Cuts and Jobs Act") hasn't quite passed yet. But - we probably will, I imagine, get a fair number of questions given that this has ...
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Should the tags definition and terminology be merged

Should we create a tag synonym for the definition and terminology tags? Currently the tag wiki for definition says "to be used for any question where one needs to understand the meaning of a ...
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What's the value of the "value" tag?

I'm trying to think of a tag wiki description for the value tag, but I find myself having trouble describing exactly what it's supposed to refer to. The first few questions from the tag are: ...