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.

Sunscreen, spiders & golden pigs – this week's MSE Forum highlights

Step into the MSE Forum and benefit from the wisdom, support and humour of its MoneySaving members. We've compiled a few of this week's best bits.

Cocktails, carpets & cold lunch meat – this week's MSE Forum highlights

It's thanks to a benevolent horde of tapping and swiping fingertips that the MSE Forum is the behemoth it is. MoneySaving community members get involved daily to provide support, posit ideas, share experiences and pose questions. Here are a few of this week's best bits.

Freebies, flasks & finger puppets – this week's MSE Forum highlights

Each week we publish a small selection of highlights from the MSE Forum. This week is a short one thanks to the bank holiday, so it's a slightly slimmer round-up than usual. Happy Easter weekend, folks.

Boots extends its 'Price Advantage' promo – but how good are the deals?

In January, Boots introduced a discount scheme for customers with its Advantage loyalty card, giving exclusive deals when shopping in store (similar to Tesco's 'Clubcard Prices'). It's now extended this 'Price Advantage' offer to online shoppers and says it's added 100+ more products to the promo – so I've crunched the numbers to see if the deals are actually any good.

Hippos, robots & comfort cake – this week's MSE Forum highlights

Picture tens of thousands of fingertips tapping away at keyboards and mobile phone screens, posing questions, doling out ideas and gifting words of support. Welcome to the MSE Forum. Here are a few of this week's highlights.

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.