Camcorder tapes, compost & choosing a printer – this week's MSE Forum highlights

Before making a spending decision in the home or garden, why not tap in to the MoneySaving wisdom of our MSE Forum community? Here are some of this 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 husband stop lending money to his parents?

My husband has lent a substantial amount of money - in the thousands - to his parents on a few occasions now. They always say it's to pay bills, so he feels obliged. To be fair to them, they do always pay us back eventually, but not before going out to coffee shops and restaurants and constantly buying things they don't need. Should he keep lending them money, or should he tell them they need to stand on their own two (four?) feet and stop spending so much?

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 enjoyed this archive photo of the duck that looked like a penguin shared this week by edwink on the hens and ducks thread in our Gardening board.

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Latest comping wins

In the Compers Challenge, Forumites track the cumulative value of their competition wins throughout the year. In April, Hollies2019 won three prizes with a combined value of more than £900, including theatre tickets and a family tent.

Meanwhile, SevenChakras asks: "Does anyone else find that wins arrive like buses? Absolutely nothing for months and then three wins in less than 24 hours!"

And new comper Curlytop444 is celebrating winning tickets to a Keane concert in Leeds.

Check out our Competitions Time boards for many more opportunities to win.

Curlytop444 is heading to the First Direct Arena in Leeds after winning a competition

Your two cents

The May premium bonds draw took place this week, so why not share your successes - or commiserate with other bond-holders - in our popular ongoing thread

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