There used to be a proposal titled Consumer Issues and Protection at http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/40853/consumer-issues-and-protection (now deleted)
Consumer issues didn't get as far as I had hoped, and it is half users of this site any way. You can be a consumer in the economy without dealing with money.
Consumer Issues and Protection Proposed Q&A site for everyday consumers who want to know about their rights, learn to deal with a product/service problem, understand common scams & rip-offs, avoid unsafe products, interpret guarantees/warranties, and make better buying decisions. No shopping questions!
I think we can easily say all of those topics are personal finance.
- When we talk about rip-offs and scams, we generally are talking about money.
- When we talk about consumer protections, generally we mean money (and occasionally physical health, but usually money)
- Solving problems with service or products is about getting the most of your money. (And we frequently talk about getting returns)
- Warranties and guarantees are about shopping, so I can see not allowing that.
Bottom line, we need more questions, and to get more questions we need more visitors. We need to broaden the scope of the site.