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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


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On one hand, college has more questions than university. 97 questions vs. 12 questions. On the other hand: Few countries use "college" to refer to "university" (most notably the US). In most countries, colleges either do not have degree-awarding powers, are merely high schools, or are part of universities. In any case, when speaking to ...


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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 ...


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


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At least for investing, the word "Sharia" would be most appropriate - Sharia being the name for the set of laws in Islam that apply. This is very consistently used in my experience with regard to investments; banking it doesn't seem to be as regular, but it is still the proper term ("Shariah compliant finance"). I also think that, while for non-Islamic ...


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I don't think this tag is useful as it's too vague and won't be useful for anyone looking for similar questions. It should be deleted. Update: I've now removed it from all existing questions. That doesn't stop someone using it again, but they'll need enough reputation to create a tag.


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I wouldn't use "product" as discount coupons are as likely to be store as manufacturer. discount-coupon covers both effectively. See Wikipedia's definition: a document exchanged in a retail context to provide a discount on goods or services bond-coupon is fine. I would, however, at least consider the option of leaving coupons covering discount ...


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You say that you aren't really an expert in "United States," but in order to earn your united-states gold badge you needed to answer over 200 financial questions and obtain over 1000 upvotes on those answers. Only 17 users have managed to do that, and the thinking is that if you have been able to do that, you probably have an above-average ...


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I prefer budget also. However, couldn't we just set up a tag synonym?


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Between welfare or welfare-benefits I would prefer welfare-benefits. To me welfare is more generic, it could also be more of well-being. Public-Aid is also a good choice. However it may not be intuitive for OP. Agreed Food-Stamp is more US specific and dated. In India we use "subsidy" as most grants are indirect. This may not be apt for wider use. So my ...


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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.


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I think this is a good idea, and I'd suggest islamic-finance, though either of the two suggestions in the question are fine too.


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Just tag the question with the loans tag, as well as the country tag for the country that you are located in. If there are enough questions specific to building loans in the future that necessitates a tag for it, someone will create it.


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"Probably" <> "definitely". Discussed already here, here, and here. In a nutshell, there are cases where accounting questions can be on-topic, but they are generally not. Questions at Personal Finance & Money must relate to personal finance. And some people do use accounting for their personal finance. So, we need a tag for those instances. But ...


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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]


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Seems like an obvious one, even if it was created by the site's founder :-), so I've just removed it.


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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").


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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 ...


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Let's combine the tags. UTMA and UGMA are almost two different names for the same thing. Each state has one or the other, and the names are often used interchangeably. (The differences are mainly in what type of assets are allowed in them.) UGMA is the older law, but when UTMA, the more flexible law, came into effect, almost all the states (48 of them) ...


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You should stick to the personal finance angle for sure, but according to how we have been using it: https://money.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/bankruptcy It is used on the site to discuss personal bankruptcy and well as the impact of companies going bankrupt. I think you have a chance for some badges as well as adding clarity to the topics. Here ...


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As you probably know, it takes a certain level of reputation to create new tags: https://money.stackexchange.com/help/privileges/create-tags And it would appear that no government employees with a 401(a) account have had any questions about them until now. I added the tag for you


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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.


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I've added it to your question.


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The list of question is small. If we still want to have a tag; islamic-banking is a better tag as it is well known word. It would be easier to think the term and tag.


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No, there's no reputation available for that. It might create bad incentives to produce useless tags :-) The list of things you gain reputation for is here: What is reputation? How do I earn (and lose) it? You can see the edits to the tag description and the tag excerpt description under Tags > specific tag > Learn more > History, but that only shows the ...


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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]


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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 ...


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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.


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adding the single tag title is problematic. In the United States the word title also applies to real estate questions. We have many questions about adding people to a house title and the purchasing of title insurance. Now we do have a tag for title-insurance but we do have real estate questions that mention title but aren't concerned about title ...


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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.


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