Wedding anniversaries, winemaking & wooden floorboards – this week's MSE Forum highlights

Hospitality has been the theme of the week on the MSE Forum, with MoneySavers seeking tips on hosting sparkling summer social gatherings that won't break the bank. We'd love it if you'd dive in and share your wisdom.

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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's friends help pay his parking fine?

My husband recently went away with two friends on a walking holiday. During one trip, my husband drove them in his car and parked up at a supermarket. After shopping there, the three of them left the car and went on their planned walk - totally oblivious to the car park's time restrictions. My husband just received a £60 private parking fine. If he's unable to fight it successfully, should he ask his two friends to chip in and split the fine three ways?

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

Greentiger shared this montage of their latest crafting achievements. Our crafting board is a great place to get inspiration for your own creative endeavours. 

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Latest comping wins

PP_1234 is just back from a "wonderful" short break on the Isle of Man they had been "stunned" to win in a competition they'd found via the MSE Forum.

Check out the Competitions Time boards, enter a few comps and you could have a story to share on the I won! I won! I won! board before too long.

PP_1234 shared some snaps from a coastal walk during their Isle of Man holiday

Your two cents

After we spotted a viral social media post suggesting a traffic light system to know when you need to buy washing up liquid, we want to hear your tips and tricks for keeping track of your stock of household essentials.

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