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.

Team blog

Have you encountered a coupon fairy? The MSE Forum tells tales of a mysterious but generous breed of MoneySaver – one who passes on vouchers to strangers or tucks coupons on to supermarket shelves. But have you ever benefitted from the benevolence of a coupon fairy? Or are you one yourself?

Read more in the Coupon fairies – have you ever encountered one? blog, or add your own stories in the Ever benefitted from a coupon fairy? discussion.

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.

I put in a much bigger deposit – but should we split the property equally?

My partner and I are looking to buy our first home together. I'm putting in a 40% deposit and they are putting in 5%, but they want to split the ownership 50/50 once we've bought. I think that'd be unfair – and have suggested we split it 60/40 in my favour, with the proviso that we both arrange our wills so ownership would transfer to the other if one of us were to die (we're not married). Am I being unreasonable?

You can find out what our 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 MMD.

Got a Money Moral Dilemma of your own? Email us at and it could be featured.

News stories

Sometimes posts pop up that are newsworthy. Here's an MSE News story from this week which draws on case studies found in the MSE Forum:

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 a few recent ones. All three prizes below were won by Forumite redfox5.

Your two cents

Easter's round the corner. Do you get involved? If so, how do you keep it MoneySaving? Join the conversations or start your own thread if there's nothing suitable. If you're not a member yet, it's easy to register to the MSE Forum.