Stethoscopes, stamps & stolen vans – this week's MSE Forum highlights
Are you well acquainted with the MSE Forum's new look now? If not, the latest highlights offer ample opportunity to wander around the boards.
We've handpicked some recent discussions we think you might like.
- My car was damaged when a gust of wind threw a restaurant sign against my bonnet – the restaurant owner calls it 'an act of God' and refuses liability
- I’m thinking of applying for a hospital job and want to wear long sleeves to cover my tattoos – would NHS dress code allow this?
- Can I still use this (very pretty) ‘English oak’ postage stamp that doesn’t have a barcode?
- India is withdrawing its 2000-rupee note. Is there anywhere in the UK I can exchange mine?
Can this non-barcoded stamp still be used?
- I was horrified to find that Tesco is now putting bamboo in its Finest sausages
- Can I take a stethoscope on a plane?
- We want to buy a house that’s not for sale. Would it be cheeky to knock on the door and make the owners an offer?
- We’re campervanning through Europe with our two kids for a year. What’s the most affordable travel insurance to cover us?
- I’m shocked that a charity shop in a poor area would price a pair of jeans at £300
- My parcel was lost when the Evri driver’s van was stolen – what now?
Take a glance at our new blog, Ask An Expert: Travel & Holidays. It sums up the most recent in the MSE Forum's Ask An Expert series, where, during a limited window, you can ask questions on a particular topic. This time the theme was holidays, and deals expert MSE Oli was in the hot seat.
Photos of the week
Slow down and smell the flowers. The ongoing Awful weather - typical Brits talk thread remains the place to go for cheering gardening pictures, tips and inspiration. The gladiolus are the work of YoungBlueEyes; the lilies belong to Gorsebush and Farway.
Please note: We love seeing your photos in the MSE Forum, but if you're uploading one, make sure it doesn't include any personally-identifiable information such as your face or address.
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 we change our wills following our daughter's death?
My husband and I have mirror wills, with the second of us to die leaving our estate to be split between our two daughters and their children. Our eldest is married, has two sons, and owns her home outright, and we stipulated 30% to her and 10% to each son. Our youngest was a single parent with one son, and was renting, and we stipulated 40% to her and 10% to her son - she sadly passed away last year, so her son now stands to inherit 50%. But would it be fairer to change our wills to leave 25% each for our daughter and our grandsons?
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 dilemma.
Got a Money Moral Dilemma of your own? Email us at MMD@moneysavingexpert.com and it could be featured.
Latest comping wins
It remains one of the busiest sections of all: the Competitions Time board is where compers share and discover prize-winning opportunities. Recently, stacey2kids bagged £200 cash via a Boohoo Instagram comp. Well done!
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