29 Vinted buying and selling tips

With over eight million users in the UK, Vinted is a huge source of preloved bargains from just £1. It's also a great way to make extra cash by flogging your own wardrobe – especially as there are NO fees for sellers. What's more, shopping second-hand is good for the planet.

How to prepare your digital life for when you die

Death is something we've all got in common, and as we say at MSE, it happens – so plan for it. But what happens to your digital life when you die – from the Instagram dedicated to your guinea pig to the reams of Loki fan fiction stored on your iCloud – is something most of us are unlikely to have considered. Here's how to ensure loved ones can easily access your digital assets when you die.

Grab bundles of craft supplies from £1 via scrap stores

From tinsel to textiles, buttons to bubble wrap, ReusefulUK scrap stores let you grab dirt-cheap craft materials that might otherwise have been sent to landfill. With over 50 locations across the UK, the stores are ideal for families looking to work on fun art projects over the summer holidays. They're also handy for artists, schools, childminders and community groups.

Prices vary by location. At some, there’s a small annual fee, then you can get what you need at a small extra cost. Others just charge per bundle or price items separately. This deal was mentioned on The Martin Lewis Money Show on ITV last year, and many got in touch to ask for more info, so we’ve written this blog.

Spend less or save more: how the MSE Forum can help you make or break a habit in 2023

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.

MSE Forum Retrospective 2022

While it's the season for indulgence, we invite you to indulge in a little nostalgia – a fond backward glance at the last year in the MSE Forum. Reminisce over some of the top tier conversations of 2022 (and see if you can spot any of your own contributions). We hope you like collages, 'cause we've got four of 'em.

Ask An Expert: Deals & Shopping

The MSE Forum staged its second Ask An Expert event last month. This time, deals and shopping were the focus. Our expert MSE Oli,  Assistant Deals & Features Editor, took questions on everything from return rights to fancy Advent calendars.

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.

Cognac, the Colosseum & catchment areas – this week's MSE Forum highlights

Put on an extra layer and warm yourself by the welcoming hearth of the MSE Forum. Here's your weekly highlights round-up.

Secret Santa, sisters & speeding tickets – this week's MSE Forum highlights

After a brief hiatus, the weekly MSE Forum highlights round-up is back. We hope you learn at least one new thing from it.

Nine ways to digitally detox and stop spending in sale season

My name is Katie and I’m a shopaholic. 

It may surprise you to know that someone at MSE Towers can be guilty of spending on things they don’t need. But as with everyone, we all have money-saving work to do. For those with a spending habit, this season can be particularly difficult, as new products are launched, sales are pushed at you from every angle, and discounts are deeper than at any other time of year. For those with mental health challenges, it’s even worse.