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Quids in!‘s resident agony aunt has been answering readers’ money dilemmas throughout 2019. Read a collection of her advice below covering everything from winter fuel payments, friends with expensive tastes, working while on Universal Credit and much more…

Ask Penny 2019
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By Penny / 30th November 2019

Ask Penny 2019

Quids in!'s resident agony aunt has been answering readers' money dilemmas throughout 2019. Read a collection of her advice below...

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Have I Made a Loan Blunder?
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By Penny / 3rd November 2019

Have I Made a Loan Blunder?

"Dear Penny, I think I've made a terrible mistake. I was in a right hole in the summer and was...

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Fearing the Postman
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By Penny / 4th October 2019

Fearing the Postman

"I fear the postman. The mail tips in through the letterbox but I cannot face opening it. It’s piling up...

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A Costly Coffee And Catch Up
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By Penny / 4th September 2019

A Costly Coffee And Catch Up

"Dear Penny, A friend insists on us meeting at Starbucks but it's costing me a fortune. I don’t know how...

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Can I Afford My New Home?
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By Penny / 13th August 2019

Can I Afford My New Home?

"I've just been accepted for a new place and I'll be moving in with my fiancée in the next few...

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A Broadband Bind
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By Penny / 3rd July 2019

A Broadband Bind

Dear Penny, "My broadband is costing me £40 a month and I think I've no choice but to cancel it....

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A Prepayment Problem
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By Penny / 7th March 2019

A Prepayment Problem

"I've had a leaflet through the door recommending I get a prepayment meter for my gas and electricity as it...

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Looking for a Lifeline
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By Penny / 21st February 2019

Looking for a Lifeline

"I've been struggling with money for around 18 months since being made redundant. I am looking for a job and...

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Do I Need a Higher Wage to Claim UC?
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By Penny / 7th February 2019

Do I Need a Higher Wage to Claim UC?

"I'm in a minimum wage job and am claiming housing benefit and tax credits to help cover my bills. A...

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I’ve Had to Use a Foodbank – and I Feel Ashamed
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By Penny / 25th January 2019

I’ve Had to Use a Foodbank – and I Feel Ashamed

"I don’t get it. I’ve been out of work before but this time I went on Universal Credit. I get...

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Ask Penny 2019
Ask Penny
By Penny / 30th November 2019

Ask Penny 2019

Quids in!'s resident agony aunt has been answering readers' money dilemmas throughout 2019. Read a collection of her advice below...

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Have I Made a Loan Blunder?
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By Penny / 3rd November 2019

Have I Made a Loan Blunder?

"Dear Penny, I think I've made a terrible mistake. I was in a right hole in the summer and was...

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Fearing the Postman
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By Penny / 4th October 2019

Fearing the Postman

"I fear the postman. The mail tips in through the letterbox but I cannot face opening it. It’s piling up...

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A Costly Coffee And Catch Up
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By Penny / 4th September 2019

A Costly Coffee And Catch Up

"Dear Penny, A friend insists on us meeting at Starbucks but it's costing me a fortune. I don’t know how...

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Can I Afford My New Home?
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By Penny / 13th August 2019

Can I Afford My New Home?

"I've just been accepted for a new place and I'll be moving in with my fiancée in the next few...

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A Broadband Bind
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By Penny / 3rd July 2019

A Broadband Bind

Dear Penny, "My broadband is costing me £40 a month and I think I've no choice but to cancel it....

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A Prepayment Problem
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By Penny / 7th March 2019

A Prepayment Problem

"I've had a leaflet through the door recommending I get a prepayment meter for my gas and electricity as it...

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Looking for a Lifeline
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By Penny / 21st February 2019

Looking for a Lifeline

"I've been struggling with money for around 18 months since being made redundant. I am looking for a job and...

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Do I Need a Higher Wage to Claim UC?
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By Penny / 7th February 2019

Do I Need a Higher Wage to Claim UC?

"I'm in a minimum wage job and am claiming housing benefit and tax credits to help cover my bills. A...

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I’ve Had to Use a Foodbank – and I Feel Ashamed
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By Penny / 25th January 2019

I’ve Had to Use a Foodbank – and I Feel Ashamed

"I don’t get it. I’ve been out of work before but this time I went on Universal Credit. I get...

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