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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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MrChrister stepping down from mod duties

Just a quick note that I am stepping down from my moderation duties. I will no longer have a diamond by my name, but I will still be reading the site and participating when I can. Even after 5 years,...
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Personal Finance & Money - Top User Swag!

As our special thanks to you for not only being extremely awesome, but also being extremely patient with us through the process of graduation, I'd like to announce the immediate availability of some ...
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2015 Community Moderator Election Results

Personal Finance & Money's 2 moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the 2 new moderators are: Please thank them for volunteering, and share your assistance ...
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The future of Personal Finance and Money

As one of our longest-lived "beta" sites, there've been quite a few concerns raised here over the years as to the future of Personal Finance and Money. And understandably so. We've tried several times ...
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How to handle the influx of questions on cheap ways to transfer money from currency A to currency B?

There are several of these questions recently and also several older versions of these questions: What is the cheapest way to move money from the United States to Canada? Most cost effective way to ...
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Updates to the site

You may have noticed some updates to the design lately, they are part of a SE network-wide update to a new base css framework. The updates allow us to: Have sharper / more beautiful design on retina ...
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Why is asking about potato futures considered “opinion-based”?

This seems like a fairly straightforward set of questions to me: What does it mean to invest in potatoes? The OP is asking how one can trade a potato on an exchange. His/her puzzlement stems from ...
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Meta tag box has lower z index than footer, so appears below when question box is expanded

Here I have my question box expanded so it pushes down the footer. I then click the tags box, and it's below the footer: Here is an animation: No other site does this - in all others the suggestions ...
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Moderator Pro Tem Announcement

As we enter the second week of the public beta, we desperately need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we ...
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Deleting Closed Questions

Deletion of closed questions is not happening to the extent required. Although the Review Tab for users with enough reputation is available, few of us are actually going in and deleting stuff. I ...
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Self-Evaluation Feedback: Personal Finance and Moving Forward

Unlike most other evaluations, I actually took the time to do a deep-dive evaluation for your site. (For those questioning my fitness to do this, I'm a graduate of one of the top business schools in ...
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Suggestion: Require new users to include their country in user profile

Any question touching on investing or taxes need to reflect a country to properly answer. Is it possible to require a country at the time users first sign up? Else, we are waiting for this info and ...
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What topics are not allowed on Money?

What are the allowed topics for this site? According to the FAQ Personal Finance and Money - Stack Exchange is for people who want to be financially literate, find ways to save money, minimize ...
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We're testing advertisements on Personal Finance & Money

My name is Juan M and I'm one of the community managers here on the network. You can read more about some of what I'm working on here and here. For several years we've had advertising on technology-...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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OP highlighting overlaps line above in comments

Hopefully this image is clear: The q and y of Inquiry are cut off by the highlighting of the OP's name. This seems to be unique to this site - something to do with the font and the size of the OP ...
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2014 Community Moderator Election

The 2014 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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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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Why did two old answers just show up in the review queue as Late Answers?

These two answers by the same user: Is selling your house without an agent worth the hassle? Recent college grad. Down payment on a house or car? just showed up in the Late Answers review queue; I ...
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What is a “bounty” on a question? How can I start a bounty?

If you're new around here, or else you haven't yet seen a bounty question, you might be wondering "What is a bounty?" Essentially, if you asked a question and it isn't getting very much attention, ...
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Why was one of my answers marked as spam with no apparent justification?

One of my answers was marked as such with no apparent justification. This subtracted 100 points from my reputation score. Downvotes are one thing. But marking an answer as spam when it is on topic, ...
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Community, please review my question re-write on mortgages

What can I plan for to save money on my mortgage? I reopened the question after getting the author's permission to help rewrite the question. Please feel free to comment or edit away and make it ...
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Wrong title for Beta badge

The badges page says that the Beta badge is for people who participated in the Stack Overflow beta. Other StackExchange sites don't seem to have this problem (see diy or ubuntu), so I don't know if it'...
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Chat for Personally Money

I've created a chat on the chat.stackexchange.com site. On other sites we've found it useful for co-ordinating and planning how to make a better site. I hope y'all will join me there! "Show Me The ...
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HTTP link in custom close reason

I was looking at the custom close reasons and noticed that the custom close reason for product or service recommendations includes a link to http://stackoverflow.blog/2010/11/23/qa-is-hard-lets-go-...
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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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2015 Community Moderator Election

The 2015 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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How often are questions deleted?

Is there some sort of warning or time period I should be aware of? I assume several questions that were just deleted had low vote counts, although I don't remember off the top of my head. I mainly ask ...
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Referring users the Money.SE site — Is it possible to track signups?

So, I setup a Twitter account a few months ago to test for referring users to the Money.SE site. I can track the click through rates from Twitter to SE, but I'd like to be able to track the number of ...
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Why was the question about the SIPC closed?

Today, this question was asked: Is SIPC a scam or does it protect investors from fraud? It was closed as "unclear what you're asking." Would one of the users that closed care to comment on what ...
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Can we redo the tag 1099-b

Can we redo the tag 1099-b. Either create this as per standard tag form-1099-b and a synonym as 1099-b OR Make the tag 1099-b as synonym to one of the existing generic tag form-1099
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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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Where to ask questions about pricing models?

A little while ago I asked this question on SuperUser: https://superuser.com/questions/940355/how-to-create-a-data-series-for-exponential-decrease-diagram I wanted to find a formula for pricing my ...
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Are questions about payment service terms and conditions on topic?

I received an updated terms and conditions for the automatic payments system for my Auto & Home Insurance carrier. I would like to ask a question about it, but the question really boils down to: ...
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Is the “Accounting” tag wiki accurate?

When I read the following wiki: https://money.stackexchange.com/tags/accounting/info, I am getting mixed messages. Firstly, it mentions that all accounting questions must be personal. In my mind a "...
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Lower case i looks upper case on search results

On the search result page such as: https://money.stackexchange.com/search?q=day+trading+margin Lower case 'i' appears as upper case. It is lower case, but the font/style makes it appear uppercase ...
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How to handle a migrated question from Quant that isn't very good

I'm an irregular contributor to money, but just saw this Why should I worry about the variance of the return? It was migrated from Quant, and already has an accepted answer. Were it to have been ...
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Issue with using multiple country-tags and ignore lists

I've also posted an answer about this issue on the main meta.SO site, but I thought I'd get some opinions here as well. I'm British, and don't have an interest in, nor do I feel qualified to answer, ...
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Moderator election: Shouldn't our moderators come from a variety of countries? Nominees wanted.

In reference to the moderator election, first, thank you all for your support so far. :-D Now, to the point of my question: Last year, when I started basicallymoney.com – (the Stack Exchange 1....
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Will you please create an asset-backed-security tag?

I think it would be appropriate for this question: Extension risk with IO bonds
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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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OASDI -> Social Security

Request for tag synonym OASDI -> Social Security My understanding is that they are different names for the same thing[1] OASDI stands for old age, survivor and disability insurance, which is more ...
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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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Heads-up: StackExchange introducing mandatory arbitration clause

Just a heads-up: the new (2018) terms of service include a mandatory arbitration clause, which is generating some pushback from the community: A new (2018) update to our Terms of Service is here At ...
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Questions seeking product or service recommendations are off-topic, flag overused

This flag for closing questions is overused: "Questions seeking product or service recommendations are off-topic because they tend to become obsolete quickly. Instead, describe your situation and the ...
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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 ...