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.
A few cheering, handy or otherwise notable discussions that caught our eye this week:
- I’m after some old pound coins for a project – where can I get some?
- I viewed a flat in a ‘self-managed’ block – the occupiers voted out the management company so the service charge is low. Are there any cons I should consider?
- I opened a Help to Buy, forgetting I’d already opened one years earlier, and saved into it like crazy. When I tried to use my bonus to purchase my home, I found out I’m only eligible for the bonus of the original account, which only contains 46p
- Has my builder done a runner before finishing my garden studio?
Old pound coins, anyone?
- How can I order surprise gifts for my live-in partner without her intercepting them?
- Where can I donate Gran’s old 70s fur coat?
- I get through four bags of kale a week and I’m annoyed Asda no longer shows expiry dates on the bag – how can I decipher the codes so I know I’m getting the freshest bag?
- Looking through old paperwork, I found I had a bond worth £2 in 1967. I don’t know how much it would be worth now – is it worth pursuing?
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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.
Got a Money Moral Dilemma of your own? Email us at MMD@moneysavingexpert.com and it could be featured.