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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 questions about insurance on-topic?

There are many types of insurance, but nearly all of them are related to finances. (Insurance provides a monetary benefit in the event of some loss.) Of all of the types of insurance, many of them ...
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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 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 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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Question about HSA: on-topic?

There are some similar questions: Can return fees be reimbursed from an HSA?, How do I correct an HSA distribution when I was refunded by a health provider? Health Savings Account Insurance ...
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Should homework questions be allowed? Many questions are being closed as "homework" but there is no policy or consensus against

Like any good question on SE, it should really be about the amount of effort. If they cut and paste their homework question, I would close and eventually delete that. If they cut and paste, show ...
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Why are gambling and wagering off-topic?

The prohibition exists because I wrote the original site proposal that way, and it carried on through to the first on-topic list in the Help Center. Admittedly, you will find little to no mention of ...
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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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Why are gambling and wagering off-topic?

I think that the prohibition against gambling and wagering questions would be because this site doesn't want to have to deal with the pure math questions. The question https://money.stackexchange.com/...
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What is meant by the off-topic close reason "product or service recommendations"?

I think its a mixed bag. To me intent of this was to closed question like is Bank A better than Bank B. Which bank/service gives the cheapest service. So to me there are 3 things happening; ...
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Where can I ask questions about economics not related to personal finance?

There was a StackExchange site for economics. But alas, it didn't make it out of beta.
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Where can I ask questions about economics not related to personal finance?

https://politics.stackexchange.com/ would be a good place to ask these kind of questions. They have an "economy" tag that should come in handy here.
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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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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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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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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 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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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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What is meant by the off-topic close reason "product or service recommendations"?

I'll admit, when I am running through the review queue, I'll spend the time to decide a close is appropriate, but if there are two or more votes to close for a specific reason, I'm more likely to ...
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I take it that this site is not the place to ask a question about a news story regarding corporate tax fraud. Where should I go?

If you want to ask about the implications on an individual from a personal finance perspective it could be on topic as long as it isn't asking to start a discussion thread or polling for opinions. ...
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