Since June, 2014, the excerpt for the money tag has been:
Questions pertaining to different types of currencies and the mechanics of currency in general, pertaining to Jewish Law.
However, of the ten top-scoring questions bearing this tag, very few fit this description:
Does Jewish Law Recognize Bankruptcy? (Finance)
Train ticket not collected: destroy? (Choshen Mishpat)
Can I lend out a Library Book? (Choshen Mishpat)
Why must prophets be wealthy? (Finance)
Wearing a kippa at work (Making a living)
Is flipping a coin following an omen? (Currency)
Bitcoin and Halakha (Currency)
Giving Tzedakah with a Credit Card (Finance)
I've marked each with the primary way I see them connecting to the topic of "money":
- 5 have to do with financial concepts.
- 2 have to do with currency.
- 2 have to do with Choshen Mishpat but not necessarily finance directly.
- 1 has to do with making a living, but not necessarily finance directly.
Admittedly, this is a small and possibly popularity-biased sample of a tag that currently has 205 posts. It fits, though, with my sense of what this word means and what this tag generally is used for: money, generally, including spending, earning, and handling it.
I think that this concept is distinct from that of choshen-mishpat-civil-law even though there is significant overlap, in that "money" includes purely currency-oriented questions like the coin-flipping one or handling currency on Shabbat, as well as questions about Tzedaka and status based on personal wealth. Choshen Mishpat, on the other hand, includes questions that don't really have to do with money, such as the two labeled "Choshen Mishpat," above.
What should we do with this tag? Should we change its writeup? Should we change what questions it's applied to? Should we split it up or create any aliases?