Tips and tricks to get more bucks for selling your books

I love big books and I cannot lie, but one thing you can't deny... is most modern books hold their value about as well as cars and, in my case, take up more space in my house. But don't chuck 'em – I've tips and tricks on how to sell books for the highest price, plus where's best to donate books that won't sell.

Tips to get paid for UK and foreign currency – including old notes and even coins

If the past couple of years involved less international travel and more home decluttering, then like me, you may have found a veritable treasure trove full of random coins and notes from countries you're not sure you ever visited, or even still exist (and even if the country still does, the currency may not!). In this blog, I'll show you how I easily turned mine into spendable cash and how you can too.

Homes, hornets & high heels – this week's MSE Forum highlights

Cheeky cocktails and surprise fungi – this week's MSE Forum highlights are as unpredictable as ever. We hope you'll get involved in the conversation.

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.

Rooks, records & renting dilemmas – this week's MSE Forum highlights

It's property versus animal this week, as rooks, squirrels and hedgehogs grind homeowners' gears. Read about this and more in the week's MSE Forum highlights.

11 tricks to get school-aged kids looked after for less this summer

The summer holidays are upon us. Those endless, lazy days lolling around in the sunshine – for the kids that is. For many working parents, it’s the start of the annual summer childcare scrabble, as they hunch over the spreadsheet of doom, trying to work out how to pay for it all. 

Hedgehogs, holidays & heatwave hacks – this week's MSE Forum highlights

With the days being as soupy as they are across much of the UK, we've compiled a list of MSE Forum-sourced ideas for how to stay cool in a heatwave. Check 'em out and add your own, then tuck into the rest of this week's MSE Forum highlights.

How to prepare your digital life for when you die

Death is something we've all got in common, and as we say at MSE, it happens – so plan for it. But what happens to your digital life when you die – from the Instagram dedicated to your guinea pig to the reams of Lord of the Rings fan fiction stored on your iCloud – is something most of us are unlikely to have considered. Here's how to ensure your loved ones can access your data when you die without having to go to court – or prevent those you would rather not see your digital footprint from doing so.

Pudding, patios & petunias – this week's MSE Forum highlights

Buckle up – a heatwave is heading for much of the UK this weekend. For sharing or finding tips on staying cool, cheap daytrips to the beach, making your own ice lollies and the like, the MSE Forum has your back. In the meantime, here are some highlights from this week.

Gin, gee-gees & groceries – this week's MSE Forum highlights

It's the (pinch, punch) first of the month, and the MSE Forum is abuzz with aspirational thinking – there are new MoneySaving challenges beginning, so hop aboard if you could do with a community-supported money makeover. More on these below, plus other highlights from this week.