Shrubs, shirts & schnapps – this week's MSE Forum highlights
A few cheering, handy or otherwise notable discussions that caught our eye this week:
- A relative gifted me a deposit for my home (accompanied by a letter to confirm it was a gift). Now they have to pay fees for losing a personal injury claim and I've received a solicitor letter saying I must repay the money my relative gave me
- Does anyone else have pigeons nesting under their solar panels?
- Please ID this shrub for me
- My son’s garage is full of props belonging to a defunct am-dram group. Can he dispose of them?
Can you ID this shrub?
- How can I transform my two houses into one?
- My brother got into a lot of debt and disappeared overseas for a while. Now, 10 years later, how can he trace his old debts?
- Our rude house guest used our EV charger and didn’t offer to pay us the £11+, which is more electricity than we use in a week
- My radiators ‘sing’ in a high-pitched tone that no one can hear except me, and it’s driving me barmy
- How often do you replace shirts and other clothing?
- The morning it snowed, Tesco had some amazing reductions because of low footfall
- How can I power an Echo Dot in my bathroom, where there are no standard plug sockets?
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.
I don't want to adopt the cat I feed as I'll have to pay vet bills, am I in the wrong?
Last summer, a cat began coming into my house. It didn't have a collar and looked thin, and when it began spending most of the day at mine, I started buying it food. Eventually I found out it belonged to a neighbour, who has several other pets. They asked if I wanted to adopt the cat since it now effectively lives with me. I said no, because to me that just means paying vet bills... the neighbour didn't seem happy. Am I in the wrong, or should they be thankful I'm already paying for their cat's food?
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.
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