Passwords, pocket money & power tools – this week's MSE Forum highlights

Outside the sun may be blaring, but the MSE Forum hasn't slowed down for a moment. Here are a few highlights from this week.

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Do you pay your kid's mobile phone bills? What about music/TV subscriptions?

Meet one of our Ambassadors

The MSE Forum owes a heap of gratitude to its stellar volunteer Ambassadors, who help keep things running smoothly. They're experienced, knowledgeable members of the community, and each of them takes particular care of a select few boards.

This week, the spotlight's on BlueJ94, who focuses on everything within Spending & Discounts, as well as the Debt-free Wannabe board.

The reason I become an Ambassador is to help and support others in the way that I was supported on my debt-free journey. It's nice to know you're not alone and there's always someone to listen to you.

~ BlueJ94

Money Moral Dilemma

Every week, the Money Tips email features a real-life Money Moral Dilemma (MMD for short). They're intended to encourage debate and, as such, they're usually among the most discussed threads each week.

Should I give my brother a better power tool after I broke his?

I borrowed my brother's power tool, which broke while I was using it. I went to buy a replacement, but the same model wasn't available, so I bought a more expensive one as I needed to finish the job. It was much easier to use, so I've decided to keep it. I've told my brother I'll buy him the original tool when it's available, or give him the cash equivalent, but he says I should give him the more expensive tool to compensate for the one I broke.

You can find out what our MSE Forumites think and add your own two cents on the Money Moral Dilemma discussion thread. Remember the MSE Forum rules: keep it kind and keep it clean. Remember, there's a real person behind every Money Moral Dilemma.

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Latest comping wins

One of the most frequented boards, Competitions Time, is where compers come to find and share competitions. There are countless success stories, but here are picture of some of the most recent. MSE Forumite redfox5 won a set of children's books, which they'll be giving to their little niece, and Ms_Dee bagged a copy of Wrong Place Wrong Time by Gillian McAllister.

Your two cents

Gardens everywhere are beginning to show off again. If you have any tips, photos or questions about gardening (and that includes allotments, houseplants and window boxes) join one of the many conversations on the Greenfingered MoneySaving board. If you can't find a relevant existing thread, start your own by clicking 'Create post'.

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