Bonds, blossom & bailing builders – this week's MSE Forum highlights

We've distilled a sea of discussions into a single bottle of MSE Forum highlights, ideal for downing in one sitting.

Photo of the week

The Greenfingered MoneySaving board comes into its own in spring. Regular poster Farway added this photo of clusters of white pear blossom from their garden.

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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.

Is it wrong to invest my children's savings in a property for them?

I have two kids who each have a children's savings account, and I've saved a total of £10,000 for them. I have three buy-to-let properties, and am thinking about investing their money in a fourth, as it will work it harder for them. I'm aware it's their money, not mine, and they wouldn't be getting a say in how their savings are invested. But this way I'll pay them back much more than they would otherwise have had when they're old enough to use the money. Should I leave it where it is or invest it?

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.

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Latest comping wins

The ever popular Competitions Time board is where compers find and share competitions. We're always seeing new success stories. This week, goldenwilby won big with a holiday to the Maldives and a £1500 spend.

Your two cents

Is spring cleaning on your to-do list this month? Head to the Old style MoneySaving board for decluttering challenges, cheap cleaning hacks, charity shop inspiration and more.

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