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Are questions about personal finance from a religious framework on-topic?

I understand the negative reaction to these questions, but I think that, in general, we should not disqualify personal finance questions from a Muslim viewpoint solely because it mentions Islam. ...
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Are localised versions of questions on topic?

Localized questions are fine. In fact, for many questions here, we encourage a country code. With no country specified, the answer will often be US-centric. Your question should not be closed as a ...
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Are questions about personal finance from a religious framework on-topic?

To add to the given answers, and respond to some comments on the original sharia-investing question and this meta question: From my perspective, what matters is what the central intent of the ...
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Are questions about particular investments on topic?

Ganesh has pointed out that they are explicitly prohibited in the help center. We could certainly change that if the community wanted to. I would be against such a change. We don't need any more ...
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Are questions about what a product is worth on-topic here?

It's definitely off-topic for money - as per the off-topic list: 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?" ...
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Are questions about particular investments on topic?

No, they're off-topic - see https://money.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic: What about other money and finance related questions? Please note that the following subjects are considered off-...
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Are questions about identity theft on topic?

Yes, this is on-topic. We even have a tag for it: identity-theft On our on-topic help page, identity theft questions fall under the category of "Consumer issues or consumer protections."
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Is it on-topic to ask questions about money in politics?

I'd suggest the politics stack. Despite "money" in our name, this is a personal finance stack. Not all money questions are on topic.
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Questions about company types

In my opinion, this type of question is on-topic here. According to our on-topic help page, questions about sole proprietorships are generally on-topic. An example sub-category that is explicitly ...
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Is it on-topic to ask questions about money in politics?

We've had well-received questions along those lines in the past. This one comes to mind: Why are there income limits for Roth IRAs? However, as I said in a comment to that question, asking for the "...
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Are questions about personal finance from a religious framework on-topic?

Agree at broad level with Ben. Although the request is for generic discussion, if I take a look at the 2 specific questions, one was on topic, and if we see the up votes, they reflect overall 25 that ...
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Are Questions about Oil on Topic

It really depends on the question itself. As long as you're asking about it from the point of view of personal finance (rather than say economics), and you're not looking for specific recommendations (...
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Was this question incorrectly closed?

Maybe you could salvage the question by stripping out all the business about designing the DB. If the question really is about managing your finances it shouldn't be necessary to ask your question. ...
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Is numismatics on-topic?

I would like to see numismatics on-topic on our site. Coins are usually legal tender, and we allow questions about physical currency, as these are certainly tied to personal finance and money. We ...
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Are detailed questions about medical billing and health insurance considered on-topic?

I see quite a lot of questions that go into a lot of details on billing, so I think this one is fine. https://money.stackexchange.com/search?q=EOB has some existing examples.
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Is numismatics on-topic?

I personally have been a numismatist from the time I was 10 years old. I think that coin collector questions should be "off-topic" on this site. This site is titled "Personal Finance &...
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Are questions about using financial software on-topic?

From the Help section - If you have a question about: Saving, Investing, & Trading Use of software for managing one's finances. Not recommendations, just questions regarding specific software ...
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Are questions about personal finance terminology on-topic?

I don't think it's a thoughtful question, so I start with that bias in favor of closing it. I think that other terminology questions would be on-topic here, but only for words that have a special ...
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Why is this Sole Proprietorship accounting question off-topic?

Thanks for asking. For a small-business or self-employment accounting question to survive here as on-topic, such a question must typically be both: practical (i.e. not academic homework), and relate ...
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Where can I ask suggestions for a stock tracking app?

In general there's no guarantee there's anywhere in the SE network where a particular question would be on-topic. However in this case https://softwarerecs.stackexchange.com/ is reasonably likely. (...
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Are Questions about corporate accounting on topic?

(Personal opinion, not an official mod view): If they are genuinely written from the perspective of an investor, then probably they are on topic. But that doesn't mean it's ok to ask any question ...
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Are questions about personal finance terminology on-topic?

I don't think the question is a very good one, but I think it is technically on topic; the tag terminology has a reasonable number of good questions and I can't see any clear way to differentiate them....
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Tour page: mention that questions seeking off-site resources are off-topic

I appear to have the power to edit this unilaterally and have just done so: Anything not directly related to Personal Finance and Money Questions that are primarily opinion-based Questions with too ...
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Are opinion based questions and answers allowed as of December 2021?

The issue with the answer is less the facts and more the tone. He even uses the words "Tax rant." It's very difficult to separate a remark of the nature of the cause and effect of the tax ...
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Are portfolio optimization questions appropriate for this site?

Your question could be made on topic if it were asking about how to optimize a portfolio of two arbitrary but somewhat correlated assets, and not a portfolio of two specific somewhat correlated assets ...
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"Assuming I know X..." questions

It depends on the question, but in general, I think that there is value in these types of questions. In the example question that you are talking about, the OP was curious about what types of ...
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Where's the line between "Asking for a software recommendation" and "How to file taxes for my state"?

I closed it, in response, and agreement with a flag-to-close. And another mod agreed with me, rejecting your flag-to-reopen. There are now 4 reopen votes, and one more will open it. My gut reaction ...
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How far should we go in rewriting off-topic questions in order to make them on-topic?

In the spirit of member Ben's Miller's concern, that SE tends more towards deleting rather than saving, I'd say the edits were on target. The last thing I want is another thing to address via FAQ, ...
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Is this on topic? If not, is there anyother SE where it is?

Yes, your gut is correct, it would be closed as an economics question. This definitely isn't speculative, since I'm asking about what standard expectations would be, not what will actually ...
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Topicality of Questions about trading sites or exchanges

Questions about where to trade certain stocks/options/etc. should be on topic, whether it is a trading exchange or a trading platform, so long as it is something that has a reasonable answer and is ...
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