Crepes, cheaper clothes & cross-stitch – this week's MSE Forum highlights

Whether you're planning a summer break, home improvements or thinking ahead to retirement, the MSE Forum is a great place to tap into the wisdom of others when preparing for a big spend. Let's explore some of this week's talking points.

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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.

My son wants me to give him £40,000 even though he doesn't need it - should I?

After selling my recently-deceased dad's house, I gave my daughter £40,000 as a deposit on a house. As my son has a very good job and already has a house, I had my will rewritten to say that he will get the first £40,000 from my house when the time comes, to make things fair. But my son wants the money now, which I could just about afford to give him, but I don't want to as he doesn't need it and it wouldn't leave me with much. How do I resolve this without causing bad feeling?

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

Our Crafting board is a great place to get inspiration for your creative projects. This week nmm's beautiful cross-stitched Mother's Day card caught our eye.

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Latest comping wins

Over the past few weeks several Forumites have taken delivery of heart-shaped crepe pans from a recent giveaway run by a jam manufacturer. visiting the Competitions Time board.

Samjade97 received this crepe pan after winning a comp they found on the Forum

Your two cents

Easter is only three weeks away and the shops are full of seasonal chocolate. This week at MSE Towers we've been carrying out detailed research on chocolate bunnies – more on that soon – but in the meantime we'd like to know how old you were when your parents stopped buying you an Easter egg. Or if you're a parent of grown-up children, do you still buy them a chocolate treat at this time of year? Tell us about your family Easter traditions.

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