Stew, savings & side hustles – this week's MSE Forum highlights

You there: come out of the chilly wind and get comfy in front of this week's MSE Forum highlights.

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Photo of the week

The long-running What are you making for dinner? thread is chock-full of meal inspiration, like this slow cooker vegetable stew with cheddar dumplings whipped up by goldfinches. What are you planning for dins?

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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.

Should I pay more towards a holiday with my boyfriend who earns less than me?

My boyfriend of six months and I are planning our first holiday together. I know his salary's around £10,000 a year less than mine, but I've never told him how much I earn. He's currently saving for a deposit on a first property, while I already have a mortgage and savings. Should I offer to pay more towards the holiday? It feels unfair it should impact him more financially than me, but I don't know if he'd be offended if I offered to pay more, or if we should just be splitting costs equally at this stage of our relationship.

See what our MSE Forumites had to say and add your own thoughts on the Money Moral Dilemma discussion thread. Do please stick to the MSE Forum rules: keep it kind and keep it clean. Remember, there's a real person behind every dilemma.

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Latest comping wins

The bustling Competitions Time board is a hub for compers to share and discover opportunities to win prizes. Each day brings new successes, such as LagrangeL2's recent £200 Argos voucher win.

Your two cents

With fright night on the horizon, we're after your ghoulishly good deals and MoanySaving ideas. So tell us: have you spotted any Halloween food and drink deals? Or planned any homemade Halloween costumes or decorations?

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