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.

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 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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