11

I agree, Ben. There's Google, and there's also Open Office, and others, I'd imagine. No need for this tag to remain a brand, better to offer the generic word for the product. Done. The new spreadsheet tag has replaced microsoft-excel. The microsoft-excel synonym needs to be voted on - https://money.stackexchange.com/tags/spreadsheet/synonyms


8

I propose a more complex operation. The issue is that the tags lease and leasing have zero guidance becasue they are both trying to deal with vehicle-leasing and real-estate-leasing. Those are two topics that shouldn't be combined. One involves issue such as maximum mileage, residual value, trade ins. The other has landlord-tenant issues, and security ...


7

In my opinion, the fraud and scams tags should not be combined. A "scam" is when an individual is tricked into doing something that causes him to lose money. "Fraud" is deception by misrepresentation. It is the broader term. When someone obtains my credit card number (perhaps through hacking or skimming) and makes a charge, I have not been scammed. I ...


7

Ben Miller would definitely put out an well balanced answer. In the meantime ... fraud and scam are different in my view. Fraud would more used at one of attempt by someone trying to impersonate or mislead someone. This question [ Is This Money Laundering? ] to me cannot have a scam tag. A fraud is sophisticated technique to make away with someone money, ...


7

Merged! Still need to create the Wiki. (anyone?)


6

I think we should merge them. Seems pretty clear-cut. As it's hard to reverse afterwards I'll leave it a couple of days before doing that. EDIT: now done.


5

security and securities are not the same thing. They might appear to be the same thing.... security A security (also known as a financial instrument) is a tradable asset of any kind. For questions related to a specific asset class, use a specific tag, e.g. "stock" or "bond". and The securities tag has no usage guidance, can you help us ...


5

I agree they are the same and should be merged. For what it's worth, I'd vote for "share-repurchase" since "buyback" is more colloquial (e.g. "buyback" in wikipedia links to "share repurchase").


5

Agreed. In principle offshore has slightly more specialised connotations than international but I don't think it's worth it to try to draw the distinction in practice. [edit: tags now merged and synonyms added]


4

I think the tags should be combined. One tag for this subject is enough. My personal preference is that the debt-collection tag be kept. debt-collectors should be made a tag synonym.


4

Sounds good to me, I'd propose hedging should win as it has more posts (101 v 20) and seems more natural. If anyone prefers hedge post a competing answer and we can see how the votes go. If there's no disagreement I'll do something in a few days (at least if someone reminds me!) [EDIT: now done]


4

Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) is the latest buzzword term for this type of investing. It is probably a more descriptive term than "Ethical Investing" because "ethical" can really mean anything to anyone; "ESG" is an attempt to explain what kinds of things are actually meant. However, this is probably something ...


3

I appreciated the alert. Plain W4 has no usage and will 'fall off' the system very soon. If there were questions on both tags, we would merge and assign a synonym.


3

To put the alternate case to Nathan's answer, I propose we keep billing. My reasons because it's more used than bills, which suggests that it's what our users find more natural on average. EDIT: I've now done this. In doing so I noticed a few questions where the topic was really "paper money". I've removed the tag from those and replaced it with cash. It's ...


3

income-taxes has 19 questions vs 1649 for income-tax. I don't see the need for the former. I'll agree with Ganesh, it's good practice to give these things a few days for member input. Although, Meta doesn't get as much activity as we'd like. Update - Done.


3

I agree, they should be merged. I personally prefer form-w-2. Form W-2 officially has a hyphen in the middle. Most of the other form tags have "form" in the tag name, and it is nice to be able to type "form" in the tag searchbox and see all the form tags appear.


3

The tagged questions all look pretty similar. I've made terminology the primary as it has more questions now and seems a bit more specific. I've roughly merged the two tag wikis to get: For questions about the meaning and usage of specific terms used in personal finance, alternative names for concepts, etc.


3

When looking at plan that allow employees to purchase share of the company they fall into several groups: shares vs options publicly owned companies vs private companies The placement in this grid determines tax implication, put it also determine what happens if a person leave the company, what happens to their shares. Other tags the exit: retricted-stock ,...


2

As this seems to have support and no opposition, I've merged the two tags and made flexible-spending-account a synonym for fsa. I did it that way round to be consistent with hsa, but I don't feel strongly and will could reverse it if there's a consensus for that.


2

The one hsa tag works, in my opinion, although unlike the US-specific Roth IRA or 401(k), it would require a country tag if the question didn't provide context.


2

the above answer (@mhoran_psprep) dices some of the distinction, though in addition to the above, I suggest additional consideration: employee-share-plan typically is offered to all employees either pre- or after- tax, depending on the plan after meeting certain requirements: typically minimum length of employment . Somewhat similar to health benefits, etc....


2

I've made this synonym as it seems fairly uncontroversial and I can always undo it if there is pushback.


1

Done. Although, in my ignorance of not knowing precisely how the 'merge' command works, I think I killed the bitcoin tag and replaced it with cryptocurrency. Which is probably fine as I gathered from your comments, i.e. a truly bitcoin-only question should get sent to other stack. Kind of how we often use "kleenex" when we mean "facial tissue&...


1

Yes, bitcoin should be a synonym of cryptocurrency. I have already suggested this synonym, and if you have a total answer score of 5 or more on cryptocurrency you should be able to vote on it here: https://money.stackexchange.com/tags/cryptocurrency/synonyms


1

I'd suggest moving the description of security to the securities keyword, as that's exactly what "securities" means, and any other definition would be confusing. Then add a description to the security tag, stating that it is for ways of protecting one's assets, whether physically (e.g. bank safe deposit boxes) or financially (e.g. relatively safe, ...


1

Seems an obvious one, but as it's hard to undo I'll leave this out there for a bit for comments first. I propose that we keep lease as that's the more widely used one, although I'd actually marginally prefer leasing if it was an otherwise equal choice.


1

It doesn't make sense to have both the hsa and health-spending-account tags. I'm used to HSA standing for "health savings account," but if it means "health spending account" in Canada (as is mentioned in a comment), let's just use the hsa tag (which could stand for either), and make health-spending-account a synonym. You could also make health-savings-...


1

"Stock options" and "Share plans" typically have very different risk profiles and tax treatments. Exercising a stock option can be done in a way that does not require the employee to invest their own cash. Many stock purchase plans allow the employee to spend cash to purchase stock at a discount. This up-front investment reduces the number of employees ...


Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible