Seals, selling & software – this week's MSE Forum highlights

The MSE Forum is full of surprises ... you never know what each week will bring. Join us as we explore some of the highlights from the past seven days.

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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.

Friends cancelled our reunion at short notice - should they pay for my hotel?

Last year, a group of friends I'd lost touch with arranged a get-together with me. We decided to do it again this year, agreed the dates and location, and said we'd book our own accommodation. Three weeks before, however, they pulled out - this left me extremely sad for the lost friendships and because no one had told me earlier. I'm now left with an expensive hotel booking I don't need and can't cancel. Should I ask the rest of the group to foot my bill?

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

Twopenny's snap of seals enjoying the Devon coastline has to be the best picture of the week, and a reminder that there are plenty of amazing sights to see around the UK simply by taking a walk ... what could be more MoneySaving than that?

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Latest comping wins

Congratulations to hazeybabe90 who has won tickets to an open-air Battle Proms concert, picnic and luxury hotel stay.

Which Competitions Time prize has caught your eye this week? 

Hazeybabe90 will be heading to an open-air classical concert

Your two cents

Many of us are turning our thoughts to summer travel plans, and we'd like to know what little MoneySaving things you do to prepare for spending time away from home, whether that's visiting family in the UK or an exotic holiday.

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