Tomatoes, teens & pregnant hens – this week's MSE Forum highlights

Thanks to inquisitive newbies and venerable regulars, the MSE Forum is a mighty hub for guidance, debate and humour at all hours of the day and night. Here are a few of this week's highlights.

How to earn £50-£200 in a couple of hours via market research focus groups – including the top 17 agencies to join

If you're willing to give your views on anything from fantasy football to chocolate spread or luxury cars, you could walk away with £50-£200 from taking part in a market research focus group.

Plus the majority of projects have stayed on online since the pandemic, so you can usually take part wherever you live in the UK. We've rounded up the top agencies to join, based on which are the best payers and have the most projects available.  

Wombles, dogs & errant landlords – this week's MSE Forum highlights

While mere mortals sleep, the MSE Forum goes on spawning debate, guidance, support and humour around the clock. Here are a few of this week's highlights.

Cats, coupon fairies & noisy tables – this week's MSE Forum highlights

Like a city that never sleeps, the MSE Forum goes on generating debate, guidance, support and humour at all hours. Here are a few of this week's highlights.

Coupon fairies – have you ever encountered one?

More versatile than the Easter bunny and more consistent than Santa, the coupon fairy is the everyday hero you've probably never heard of. If you've ever received a voucher from a stranger in the checkout queue, or found one tucked on a supermarket shelf beside the corresponding item, you've encountered a coupon fairy. Or maybe you're one yourself? If that's the case, we're about to lift the lid on your secret.

12 ways to STOP wasting food and drink

Are you always throwing out food that’s gone off? In November it was claimed that new food labelling guidance could save shoppers £1 billion a year by prolonging the lifespan of food and stopping edible items being thrown out. That’s likely to be introduced later this year – but in the meantime we’ve 12 tips to help you stop throwing...

16 free or cheap kids' book tricks

To mark this year's World Book Day on Thursday 3 March, we've rounded up 16 free and cheap ways to turn your little ones into bookworms. 

Spend less or save more: how the MSE Forum can help you make or break a habit in 2022

The MSE Forum is a one-of-a-kind place, and a big part of what makes our community so special is the way MoneySavers encourage one another by joining challenges. These quests range from ways to meet your savings goals to ideas for setting budgets so that you can trim your spending.

How to BEAT school holiday travel price hikes

There's a collective 'GRRRRR' from parents about holiday price hikes when term ends – the cost of flights, hotels and package holidays always seems to rocket. Yet the law's plain. You can't take kids out of school for unauthorised vacations without being fined (see our Term-time holidays 60-second guide for the full lowdown).

My 13 lucky years at are ending – a sneak peek inside MSE Towers for the highs, lows, laughs and when I sabotaged Martin Lewis's blog

Today is my final day as deputy editor of, the biggest website dedicated to helping everyone save money and fight for financial justice in the UK.