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309 Best way to start investing, for a young person just starting their career? 2010-05-13T02:26:10.520

268 Who can truly afford luxury cars? 2015-02-05T04:32:28.253

258 I received $1000 and was asked to send it back. How was this scam meant to work? 2016-08-03T07:02:55.720

218 Why isn't everybody rich? 2018-04-24T11:28:08.017

190 Why would a company care about the price of its own shares in the stock market? 2011-04-18T22:34:56.300

187 How smart is it to really be 100% debt free? 2010-09-25T22:00:20.320

185 What options do I have at 26 years old, with 1.2 million USD? 2017-10-12T10:17:28.857

178 Found a heap of BTC but have no documentation. What do I do? 2017-07-06T17:40:56.850

176 I'm supposedly eligible for an inheritance from a distant relative. Offer appears to be legitimate 2018-11-09T12:27:43.437

175 Friend was brainwashed by MLM-/ponzi investment scam. What can I do? 2016-07-30T13:32:53.780

167 What happens to people without any retirement savings? 2017-04-26T17:08:57.533

163 If a stock doesn't pay dividends, then why is the stock worth anything? 2015-08-16T15:01:34.737

155 My friend wants to put my name down for a house he's buying. What risks would I be taking? 2017-02-28T20:31:14.560

154 Why do people save so much? 2018-08-30T23:21:21.000

150 Do I make money in the stock market from other people losing money? 2017-05-14T07:52:45.977

147 For very high-net worth individuals, does it make sense to not have insurance? 2017-03-20T12:00:00.323

136 Can someone explain a stock's "bid" vs. "ask" price relative to "current" price? 2010-02-22T22:47:34.560

130 Oversimplify it for me: the correct order of investing 2015-05-07T21:56:24.540

127 I'm 23 and was given $50k. What should I do? 2015-09-22T22:13:42.937

124 Why buy insurance? 2015-10-05T05:32:39.430

121 Should I buy my house in cash, or with a mortgage and invest the rest of my money? 2018-01-09T23:53:57.883

120 Tenant claims they paid rent in cash and that it was stolen from a mailbox. What should I do? 2016-10-03T21:21:23.943

119 Why does gold have value? 2010-06-05T04:58:08.040

119 Is it safe to give out one's bank account number? 2012-05-27T18:42:24.503

119 As a 16 year old, how can I keep my money safe from my mother? 2019-08-09T09:27:59.020

112 My million-dollar brother wants to retire. Should he? 2018-07-12T04:10:09.350

109 Are lottery tickets ever a wise investment provided the jackpot is large enough? 2016-01-10T15:32:30.780

109 Someone wants me to use my credit card at a card-only gas/petrol pump in return for cash 2019-02-11T20:16:07.120

107 Should I take out a loan to pay off a relative's credit card debt? 2018-06-18T18:58:18.057

106 In the stock market, why is the "open" price value never the same as previous day's "close"? 2010-09-23T14:18:41.447

106 Scamming an investor by offering a quick sale of a property at her named price 2017-12-13T15:06:46.273

105 Why should we expect stocks to go up in the long term? 2017-06-23T13:16:18.897

105 Does it make sense to insure something when you could financially bear its loss? 2017-08-28T15:53:36.603

103 Isn't "I bought [blank] as a tax writeoff" complete nonsense? 2018-09-19T21:09:07.987

100 Debt collector has wrong person and is contacting my employer 2016-04-11T20:03:00.187

100 Is this person doing illegal money transfers? 2016-05-13T05:52:30.333

100 How is Bitcoin useful as a currency if so few services accept it? 2018-10-16T16:53:04.677

98 Why does the introduction of chip & pin appear to be so controversial in the United States? 2015-10-11T14:51:58.430

98 Why is stock dilution legal? 2016-01-22T17:23:46.213

96 Should I finance a new home theater at 0% even though I have the cash for it? 2009-11-18T16:52:55.887

94 How to deal with the credit card debt from family member that has passed away? 2017-08-29T14:00:48.600

93 Where can I park my rainy-day / emergency fund? Savings accounts don't generate much interest 2010-02-04T21:18:49.660

93 Scam or Real: A woman from Facebook apparently needs my bank account to send money 2016-07-30T04:02:38.803

93 Are my parents ripping me off with this deal that doesn't allow me to build my equity in my home? 2017-08-08T15:31:07.497

93 When someone's ability to pay is suspect, why would it make sense to give them more expensive credit? 2018-08-14T15:11:37.893

92 Can saving/investing 15% of your income starting age 25, likely make you a millionaire? 2017-07-27T16:15:26.683

92 Do people tend to spend less when using cash than credit cards? 2017-08-08T14:27:23.210

92 Found old paper shares of Motorola Inc that has since been broken up 2019-07-20T16:10:12.557

91 Why is the stock market closed on the weekend? 2011-06-12T14:23:07.657

91 How do people know if there are sufficient funds available when accepting payment by check? 2018-05-30T11:50:00.900

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