Squeegees, skylines & sausage fingers – this week's MSE Forum highlights
Make a brew, plump up a cushion and catch up on MSE Forum happenings. Here are a few of this week's highlights.
We're on constant alert for handy, interesting or cheering threads. A few that caught our eye this week:
- Swapping Spotify and iCloud for Prime would save me £100+ a year, but is it worth it?
- I've discovered a wonderful archive of cookery books free online
- Autumn and winter see the highest increase in carbon monoxide-related incidents – here’s how to stay safe
- The Metcheck website gives estimated outdoor laundry drying time based on weather, wind speed, etc
- 13 years after his death, a cheque has arrived for my father-in-law – how do we cash it?
There's a handy tool that predicts how long your laundry will take to dry
- Can an employer insist you stay on camera while working from home?
- How can I use up 1.5kg of white flour?
- An estate agent gave us the wrong room measurements and now none of our new furniture fits – am I entitled to compensation?
- I may never vacuum again now I’ve discovered I can just use a squeegee and a lint roller on my carpets
- A faulty petrol pump squirted petrol over my trousers and trainers. I’ve been offered a paltry £20 voucher as compensation – should I accept?
Halloween posts 🎃
Ghostly posts and undead threads... enjoy these MSE Forum-sourced ideas for keeping 31 October as MoneySaving as it is ghoulish.
Ideas for no-oven Halloween snacks
Some gloriously grizzly no-bake snack ideas can be found in this thread: lychee or peeled grape 'eyeballs', cocktail-sausage 'severed fingers' and candy floss 'spider webs' are just a few of 'em.
No-spend Halloween costumes
Illusion makeup, homemade fake blood and the classic two-eye-holes-in-a-white-sheet: keep the no (or low) spend Halloween costume ideas coming.
Photo of the week
While asking the In my home (includes DIY) MoneySaving board about dry ridge roofing systems, chaotic_j happened to post this beautiful skyscape.
Important: we're big fans of your photos so please keep 'em coming, but make sure they don't contain any personally identifiable information such as your face or your address.
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.
Is it fair for my parents to penalise me for not having children?
My parents are making their will, and have told me that they're splitting their assets equally between my brother, his two children and me - so we each get 25%. I'd assumed they would split them equally between me and my brother, and then we could reallocate them as we saw fit. As it is, it feels like my parents are penalising me for not having children, while rewarding my brother for having them, which seems unfair. It'll be difficult to tell my parents how I feel, but should I say something, or respect their wishes?
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 MMD@moneysavingexpert.com and it could be featured.