White goods & good dogs – this week's MSE Forum highlights
Happy New Year to all MSE Forum readers and participants. The first week of 2023 yielded a bevy of notable threads to help, inspire and tickle you. Here are a few highlights.
A few useful or diverting discussions that caught our eye this week:
- I’m starting 2023 mortgage free! What should I add to my post-mortgage checklist?
- Please recommend me an easy trip abroad. I’m a 60-year-old man, not a big drinker and I work school hours
- My friend’s inherited her dad’s personalised set of number plates – how should she go about selling them on?
- My front door won’t open. Any ideas before I call a locksmith?
- Dry your hair in the room you’re going to spend the next few hours in (and other energy saving ideas)
Who's liable for dog/tripping-related accidents in pubs?
- I fell out with a pub landlord about my dog lying by the bar. Settle it for us: if a customer trips over the dog, is it me, the landlord or the customer who’s responsible?
- My partner has the TV on a lot of the time and it’s not an energy efficient model – how can I mitigate the cost?
- What extra features on your white goods were you initially dubious about, but now can’t live without?
Ask An Expert: Scams
Following November's deals-themed event, the MSE Forum Ask An Expert returns, this time focussed on scams. You'll be able to post your questions for MSE Katie, our Campaigns Lead and in-house scams expert.
Katie has a wealth of experience working with channels of power to fight the consumer's corner. An important part of that is her work on scams, whether that's putting pressure on regulators and politicians to better protect consumers from scam ads, keeping abreast of new types of scam or dispensing tips and warnings to MoneySavers.
Keep an eye on the MSE Forum to find out when we'll be opening the board to questions.
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 I pay less after my friends gave me a worse room at our New Year's getaway?
Some friends and I booked to stay in a nice house over New Year's, with me the only single person going. At the last minute, another couple joined us, and it was decided that they'd get my double room overlooking a lake as they're a couple, and I'd sleep on the sofa bed in the TV room as I'm single. I didn't want to kick off about it and spoil the stay, and I did have a good time, but since then no one has mentioned compensating me for not getting the room I paid for. Should I say something?
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. 2023 is shaping up to be an auspicious year for many compers. For example, this week, huxleypig won Leona Lewis concert tickets, bubbleyboo won a cool £250, girl_upnorth scored a £200 voucher and Trifolium won a luxury hotel stay in Wales including a five-course tasting menu.
Your two cents
As we begin the new year and look back on the old, we'd like to read about your biggest MoneySaving success of 2022. And looking ahead, what are your MoneySaving resolutions... in just three words? Follow the links and drop us a comment or two, or browse for inspiration.
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