Beetles, bathtubs & low-ABV beer – this week's MSE Forum highlights
Another week of community discourse has produced a stellar crop of wisdom and witticisms. Dig into the latest MSE Forum highlights.
A few of this week's top threads
We're always scouring the MSE Forum for useful, interesting or cheering threads. A few that caught our eye this week:
- My home's been invaded by a flurry of black beetles since June. How do I deter them? Does peppermint work?
- Can I set up a four-way joint bank account? It would be for me, my husband and our two daughters
- It’s not fair that non-alcoholic wines and beers are classed as ‘alcohol’ when it comes to supermarket spending promotions
- There’s a strange fart-like sound coming from my bathroom – what can I do?
- We’ve found a nice house we’re interested in buying but it has a manhole in the garden – would it put you off?
Can you help this MSE Forumite select a new bathtub?
- I’ve just received a £1,000 rebate from Octopus because they'd overcharged me by treating my metric meter readings as imperial
- Why does my new house smell strongly of sulphur whenever it rains?
- I’m in the market for a new bathtub. Who can recommend one that’s strong and sturdy?
- My new neighbours want to buy right of access to my alleyway – what would this involve?
- What are the pros and cons of installing a log fire at home?
Photo of the week
This week we were impressed by Katiehound's crafting showcase. Here are just a few of the things they made while they were away, including tote bags, crochet angels and kids' treasure boxes. See more like this in the 2022 - No Craft Spending thread.
Please note: We love seeing your photos in the MSE Forum, but if you're uploading one, make sure it doesn't include any personally-identifiable information such as your face or 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.
Should someone who earns a decent wage use food banks?
Someone I know is on above average wages, but doesn't manage her finances very well. She's now going to a food bank to top up her weekly shopping, instead of sorting her finances out or cutting back. Should I tell her she's being selfish by potentially denying people in greater need than her, or am I judging her too harshly?
You can find out what our MSE 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 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 the most frequented boards, Competitions Time, is where compers come to find and share competitions. There are countless success stories, but recently piercedprincess won headphones and newsgroupmonkey_ won four tickets to the women's Commonwealth Games cricket.
Your two cents
This week we're keen to know: what items did you collect as an investment, only to find they didn't increase in value? Perhaps you horded Beanie Babies or Pokemon cards, or some other craze? Let us know in the thread. We'd love to hear your stories.
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