Ask An Expert: Energy

The MSE Forum hosted a special three-day 'Ask An Expert' event focussed on all things energy. Here's what went down. 

Commas, kittens & cash prizes – this week's MSE Forum highlights

Alongside the usual crowdsourced tips and tricks, this week saw the launch of the MSE Forum's Ask An Expert event, where posters could put their energy questions to a couple of members of our Utilities team. Read about this and more in the week's MSE Forum highlights.

The top theatre lotteries – how to grab £10 to £25 tickets for Cabaret, Moulin Rouge, Matilda and more West End shows (often the best seats)

What seat would £10 buy you at a big West End show nowadays? You might expect to be right up in the gods, at best. Yet a host of West End shows offer drastically reduced tickets via free-to-enter lotteries. From Cabaret to Moulin Rouge and Hamilton to Matilda, theatre lotteries give you the chance to buy seats that can cost £100+ (depending on the show) for just £10 to £25.

Tips and tricks to get more bucks for selling your books

I love big books and I cannot lie, but one thing you can't deny... is most modern books hold their value about as well as cars and, in my case, take up more space in my house. But don't chuck 'em – I've tips and tricks on how to sell books for the highest price, plus where's best to donate books that won't sell.

Tips to get paid for UK and foreign currency – including old notes and even coins

If the past couple of years involved less international travel and more home decluttering, then like me, you may have found a veritable treasure trove of random coins and notes from countries you're not sure you ever visited, or even still exist (and even if the country still does, the currency may not!). In this blog, I'll show you how I easily turned mine into spendable cash and how you can too.

Homes, hornets & high heels – this week's MSE Forum highlights

Cheeky cocktails and surprise fungi – this week's MSE Forum highlights are as unpredictable as ever. We hope you'll get involved in the conversation.

Beetles, bathtubs & low-ABV beer – this week's MSE Forum highlights

Another week of community discourse has produced a stellar crop of wisdom and witticisms. Dig into the latest MSE Forum highlights.

Rooks, records & renting dilemmas – this week's MSE Forum highlights

It's property versus animal this week, as rooks, squirrels and hedgehogs grind homeowners' gears. Read about this and more in the week's MSE Forum highlights.

11 tricks to get school-aged kids looked after for less this summer

The summer holidays are upon us. Those endless, lazy days lolling around in the sunshine – for the kids that is. For many working parents, it’s the start of the annual summer childcare scrabble, as they hunch over the spreadsheet of doom, trying to work out how to pay for it all. 

Hedgehogs, holidays & heatwave hacks – this week's MSE Forum highlights

With the days being as soupy as they are across much of the UK, we've compiled a list of MSE Forum-sourced ideas for how to stay cool in a heatwave. Check 'em out and add your own, then tuck into the rest of this week's MSE Forum highlights.