Patches of woodland, pet tortoises & punctures – this week's MSE Forum highlights

Whether your MoneySaving question is an everyday one or something extraordinary, the MSE Forum is bound to have some wisdom to share. Here are some of the week's 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 pay towards furnishing and decorating my new house?

My partner of four years and I haven't been able to get a mortgage together as he has an individual voluntary arrangement preventing him from getting credit or loans. As a result, I've just bought a house in my name only. Should I be asking my partner to contribute to the cost of furnishing and decorating it? If our relationship were to end, the house and all that's in it would be in my name, but it feels unfair that I pay for everything when he'll be moving in with me and living there full-time.

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

One of this week's best successes is fourleaf's prize of £200 of skincare products, their first win in more than a year of comping.  Our Competitions Time boards have loads of opportunities to win great prizes.

Your two cents

This week MSE_Jenny_H is working on a new guide about MoneySaving during the perimenopause and menopause – she's keen to hear your tips and tricks.

We also want to know what post-Easter bargains you've spotted (of the chocolate kind or otherwise) and what's the most unusual vending machine you've come across. 

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