I mention Ask Metafilter a lot, but have never explained what it is. Ask Metafilter, an extension of the popular Metafilter collaborative blog, is an attempt to tap the power of crowds. Registered users are permitted to post one question per week on any topic they wish. Other registered users then post responses. Most questions generate several excellent answers, and some can spawn sprawling discussions.

Unsurprisingly, many of the questions are about money. For example, finance questions from the past 24 hours include:

Not every question results in useful answers. I try to highlight the best personal finance questions and answers here, often in the sidebar. Now when I refer to Ask Metafilter or AskMe, you know what I’m talking about.

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