Makeovers, mice & mowers – this week's MSE Forum highlights

Each week MoneySavers come to the MSE Forum with every kind of question you could imagine (and more besides). Here are some of the latest highlights.

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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 my partner contribute to us repaying Child Benefit?

Over the past few years, I've been adding more and more to my workplace pension to keep my net income under £50,000, so my partner can keep receiving Child Benefit without having to repay any of it. But now I'd need to pay 26% of my salary into my pension, which I feel is too much at 39 - so I've stopped increasing it and have been repaying some Child Benefit. Yet my partner also works and the only joint thing she pays for is half of our weekly food shopping. Should I ask her to contribute to the amount I'm repaying or do I keep increasing my pension?

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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Photo of the week

We love seeing your creations on the Forum. Our Crafting board has a long-running no craft spending thread where Forumites encourage one another to make beautiful things from the materials they already have on hand.  This week plumduff55 shared this beautiful Peruvian-style hat they'd made using their yarn stash.

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.

Latest comping wins

The Competitions Time board is packed with possibilities – after all, someone has got to win. This week, veteran comper Blulu is looking forward to a VIP experience for two at Sea Life Centres after winning a competition they saw on the Forum.

Blulu will be coming face to face with creatures from deep under the ocean

Your two cents

You've probably heard Martin and MSE talking about car finance a lot recently. We've set up a new forum board called Reclaim car finance for all your questions and comments about the current investigation into hidden, unfair car finance commission.

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