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Are questions about using financial software on-topic? [duplicate]

I have a technical question about the functionality of the financial site Mint. Specifically, I want to ask whether it is possible to use Mint to schedule monthly recurring payments to a personal bank ...
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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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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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Why can I only vote to migrate to Meta, instead of another S-E Site?

I recently flagged a post for moderator attention, as it had a couple of problems with it: The post did not have a practical, answerable question The post was more appropriate for The WorkPlace than ...
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merge accounts form keeps trying to merge the wrong way

I'm trying to merge the account https://money.stackexchange.com/users/57590/rpresser into the account https://money.stackexchange.com/users/57592/ross-presser. Both accounts are using the same email (...
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What makes this question a duplicate?

I created 2 questions dealing with Roth IRAs. A general question about keeping an emergency fund in a Roth IRA. A question asking for an explanation for the rules that apply if one attempts to make ...
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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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Are questions about identity theft on topic?

I'm wondering if questions about identity theft are on topic for this site. Specifically, I'm referring to questions about techniques to guard against it, how to recognize when it happens, what to do ...
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What is our stance on questions aimed at understanding the origin of notations used in personal finance?

What is our stance on questions aimed at understanding the origin of notations used in personal finance? Are they on-topic or off-topic? Example: Presenting negative numbers using parentheses: where ...
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What really prevents us from enabling LaTeX markup?

While not necessary for every question, LaTeX markup capability would greatly enhance the ability to clearly write some questions and answers in the personal finance and money stackexchange. This ...
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When should the “free-file-fillable-forms” tag be used?

I noticed that the free-file-fillable-forms tag was added to the following question: Filling form 8889 Part I and form 1040 line 25 Although the question mentions the use of the Free File Fillable ...
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Best approach to merge or mark duplicate 4 questions on inverse/leveraged ETFs?

I believe that these four questions are all duplicates of each other: Why buying an inverse ETF does not give same results as shorting the ETF Why an ETF mirrors the underlying index on a day to day ...
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Unclear how question can be improved

I received negative feedback in the form of downvotes and comments, but I improved the question with the critique I got from the comments. After I improved the question, it got back to a neutral ...
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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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Are questions about student society bookkeeping on-topic here?

I'm the treasurer for a university student-run society. The society has between 500-1000 members and receives $10,000-20,000/year in dues from the membership. We are audited three times per year by ...
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Are questions about what a product is worth on-topic here?

My friends wants to buy a computer from me but we don't know what is it worth. Is money the right place to ask what a Dell Latitude E7450 is worth selling for or is there some other place where I can ...
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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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Proposed New Tag Summary 'Accounting'?

The current tag states: for questions that relate to the laws, practices, and products of accounting. Please note that questions about accounting that are academic or have no bearing on personal ...
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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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Community Promotion Ads - 2017

It is a bit late into this new year, being that we're already in the second month, but we are now cycling the Community Promotion Ads for 2017! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion ...
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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 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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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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Can we define a guideline on questions that have a simple “No” as answer

Quite often I came across questions that ask for a specific thing. More often, the answer is a simple "NO". Something like this does not exist. The dilemma here is it is difficult to prove / establish ...
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Should *all* questions that *depend-on* a country include a country tag?

I just asked this question: united states - How can I cash or deposit a check made out to my minor child? - Personal Finance & Money Stack Exchange A user with many more points than I added the ...
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Are questions about personal finance terminology on-topic?

A question about the word "portfolio," a common term in personal finance, was asked this week and closed: Is “folio” an acceptable contraction of “portfolio”? A reason given for the closure in a ...
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How do we discourage high-rep users from answering questions that are clearly off-topic?

High reputation users should already know the answer to: Is it acceptable to answer an off-topic question? and yet, I see some users who are playing the game for up-votes and answering questions that ...
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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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Most questions on this site are legal questions by nature of the country tag

It is disingenuous to dismiss personal finance questions because of a legal aspect. The existence of the country tag alone is a recognition of the differing laws and regulations supporting any ...
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Are questions about personal finance from a religious framework on-topic?

We have had a couple of questions recently from users asking about personal finances from a Muslim viewpoint. Should these types of questions be on-topic? Are these types of questions different than ...
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What is the purpose of the [mistakes] tag?

I noticed that the site has a mistakes tag. Currently, there are 25 questions tagged such, which appear to have very little in common with each other. The tag has no tag wiki of any kind. What is ...
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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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Frequently Answered Questions (by topic)

Members are welcome to continue to directly edit this FAQ Note The Help Page shows a link to this FAQ If you missed it, please read the Code of Conduct Getting Started starting-out-investing Best ...
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is this question asked before what do banks benefits from credit points programs

I want to know if this question was asked before offcourse I ill elaborate with details what do banks benefits from credit points programs ? why banks encourage clients to use credit card and win ...
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Technical analysis off/on topic? Text to include

The topic has been discussed at Do we want technical analysis questions? and so it seems "yes." This question is posted to seek the text to add it to our On Topic page. One line, crisp enough to ...
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Rephrase off topic language?

The close reason This question does not appear to be about money or personal finance within the scope defined in the help center. has the same problem as the logo, appearing to group personal only ...
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What to do with X dollars?

Occasionally I see questions that are basically "I have X money. What do I do with it". A list could be compiled, but I feel it to not be necessary. There are several ways to interpret these ...
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Could we create a common answer to all those “is this a scam?” questions?

It seems that almost every week a new question pops up and ends up on the hot network questions list, all of them being basically Someone I recently met online wants to send me free money. All I ...
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Is a question about purchasing power off-topic?

Should this question be considered off-topic? I have my own opinion which I'll post as an answer. Is there a measure that uses both cost of living plus income? I don't know much about economy and ...
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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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Insurance Area 51 Proposal

I created an Area 51 proposal for Insurance. Whether or not it survives is a question of whether or not enough people follow it, ask questions, and vote-up questions. The idea behind the site is to ...
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Situational Anonymity

I was about to ask a question on SO PF&M when I realized that I had to disclose details that I would prefer to keep private. This wouldn't be a big deal generally but I am well known on several ...
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Fraud vs Scams? Tag merger?

Is there a distinction between the two? Or do members agree that the two tags fraud and scams can be merged and synonymed? At this moment, these are the two tag descriptions - Fraud - For ...
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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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Are promotional answers spam?

This answer has a link with a referral code in it (with a disclaimer, though). It doesn't answer the question as much as it glorifies the service it links to (which I believe is borderline illegal in ...
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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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What should be done with factually incorrect answers?

Consider this question: Are you allowed to withdraw from 401k for no reason if leaving the company? and the ongoing chat about the correctness of the currently top-rated answer: http://chat....
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What do to when OP changes question with an edit?

This question: I got my bank account closed abruptly how do I get money out? was kind of marginal to begin with. It got several answers (including one from me). Then the OP changed the question by ...
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Suggestions re where to drop a pointer to the industry's description of credit scores?

If this were a real FAQ system, I'd drop a clip from or a pointer to http://www.myfico.com/CreditEducation/WhatsInYourScore.aspx into the credit-score topic. Not sure now best to do that here.
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Accounting Area51 proposal has been deleted

I noticed that in the help center article What topics can I ask about here?, the list of topics that are off topic includes: Questions about accounting that are academic or have no bearing on ...

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