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.

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.

For inspiration, here's the bat costume emsi_b made for their son's Halloween disco, using a black sweater. (The Crafting board is an absolute treasure trove of handmade creations like this.)

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.

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, tghe-retford won two cash prizes in one day, totalling a sweet £1,010.

Your two cents

Got questions about the Energy Bills Support Scheme? Wants to share tips for keeping your home warm on a budget? The Energy board is worth its virtual weight in gold at this time of year. Give it a visit.

If you're not a member yet, it's easy to register for the MSE Forum.