Personal Finance & Money Stack Exchange by Kiwix

Q&A for people who want to be financially literate

Most popular questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

150 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

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

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

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

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

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

115 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

91 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

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

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

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

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

87 Is it true that the price of diamonds is based on a monopoly? 2017-05-17T12:22:36.647

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

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

83 15 year mortgage vs 30 year paid off in 15 2015-01-13T19:53:28.683

83 Is there any way to buy a new car directly from Toyota without going through a dealership? 2016-03-29T17:00:20.187

83 I am an EU resident being contacted about stock I own in a defunct company by a supposedly US based lawyer, is this a scam? 2018-02-19T05:19:25.380

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

82 Paid cash for a car, but dealer wants to change price 2015-07-07T12:06:23.787

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

82 I have sole custody of my child but the child's father's brother claimed him as a tax deduction 2017-02-20T03:06:46.523

80 In a competitive market, why is movie theater popcorn expensive? 2011-11-04T20:55:26.347

80 How to spend more? (AKA, how to avoid being a miser) 2015-02-01T00:39:22.447

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

78 How to get rid of someone else's debt collector? 2011-03-23T18:05:31.593

78 Is it a scam if the person only wants to deposit into my account, not make a withdrawal? 2015-08-04T02:16:04.880

78 Why is being "upside down" on a mortgage so bad? 2016-03-24T17:49:46.227

77 Why would you ever turn down a raise in salary? 2010-03-25T17:20:06.897


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