Cottages, Currys & copper coins – this week's MSE Forum highlights

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Ask An Expert

Back in August we ran the first MSE Forum 'Ask An Expert' event. It was themed around energy, with MSE Gary and MSE Andrew from the Utilities team answering your questions. It went so well we decided we'd like to do another one. So, next week, MSE Oli will be on hand to answer your questions about DEALS.

Got a question about finding discounts? Whether or not Black Friday is worth it? How to use cashback sites? Or anything else to do with snagging a good deal? Then keep an eye on the MSE Forum for a banner with more information about the Ask An Expert event.

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 our son pay us for the fuel we use when we babysit our grandchildren?

Our son and his partner regularly ask us to babysit our young grandchildren. While we love spending time with the kids, they live about an hour's drive from us, which means it costs £15 to £20 in fuel per round trip. It's becoming difficult to afford it with other bills rising, but I'm not sure if we should ask my son for money as they're feeling the pinch too.

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

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

Latest comping wins

One of our busiest sections, the Competitions Time board is where compers come to find and share competitions. There are always plenty of success stories. This week, Debsnewbudget won a three-month supply of the supplement of their choice from FutureYou Cambridge.

Your two cents

Know what you're having for your tea tonight? Share some inspiration in the ongoing What are you making for dinner? thread. Bonus points for pictures.

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