Parsnips, plant-buying & saving the pennies – this week's MSE Forum highlights

Fine words may butter no parsnips, but the MSE Forum can help you take the leap from talking about MoneySaving to putting tips into action. Let's delve in to 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 I help pay my boyfriend's travel costs if we move further from his work?

I'm looking to buy or rent a house 15 miles nearer to where I work so I spend less time and money on commuting. But my boyfriend, who wants to move in with me as the contract on the flat he rents is ending, says he'll end up spending more time and money commuting as he'll be further from his work. He wants me to either move only half the distance or contribute towards his increased travel costs. Is that fair?

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

ArbitraryRandom shared this snap of their miniature apple tree. They planted it in January and it's already got at least 30 fruitlets. 

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Latest comping wins

This week marcia_ is celebrating their first win after returning to comping six months ago. Their son is delighted with their new PlayStation game.

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Marcia_'s son is over the moon with a copy of Bang-On Balls: Chronicles for PlayStation

Your two cents

As British Tomato Fortnight gets under way, our Gardening board has 15 pages of wisdom about growing your own tomatoes.  Or maybe you could give this Forumite some tips for rejuvenating their garden?

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