After just getting out of the military for good, I decided to go back home to where most of my family is in Texas. I stayed with my parents for awhile, and then moved out in only months to get my own place. Dad said we have more choices for electricity, so I should look at www.texasenergycompanies.net so that I could comparison shop.
I found this to be interesting considering that when I left for the military, the only choice that anyone had in our area for utilities as through the city. This had long been a bone of contention with many people because people feel it unfair that the city kept a monopoly on who we could get electricity from for many decades.
When a local news outlet found out that the city was raising monthly rates again because they said had no other choice, the media outlet began digging. Everyone was glad they did because they found out the employees at the utility company where spending thousands upon thousands on ridiculous conferences they did not need, expensive luncheons every week for hundreds of employees and many other types of unnecessary over spending.
But the good news is that with deregulation, we now have the choices we deserve. When I used the previously mentioned website, I found that I could get the service I want at a much better price than our city government is offering us. I decided that I would take the money savings and put it away in a special savings account each month. I will be doing this with any money that I save from any business that I buy from, but it really feels good to do that when it comes to saving cash that does not need to go in my city’s pocket while they overspend. I am pretty happy with my new arrangement!