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Are Military Families Victims of an Energy Scam?
Image: – by Lizann Lightfoot – Macho Spouse
Does anyone else feel this is a issue? I know we've been hit a few times with outrages electric bills even when the house was empty for a month.
Are Military Families Being Scammed by their on-base Energy Company?
Imagine this: you live in military base housing, where your service member's paycheck is supposed to cover rent and “normal utility usage.” Then you receive an electric bill for $400. You have no idea why, so you contact the energy company. They say you must deal with your base housing management office. The Housing office tells you that everything at the house seems normal. So you cut back and conserve energy. The next month, your bill is even higher! You now owe almost $900, or an entire paycheck for many military families. When you complain, the Housing office says you must pay your bill, or be evicted within 3 days.
Sound like a nightmare? Unfortunately, for military families across the country, this is a reality.
What is the Resident Energy Conservation Program?
Tim Blake is an Army male military spouse with over 14 years experience as a stay-at-home-dad who has successfully guided his family through multiple deployments. Tim also writes for Military Spouse and his own blog, Army Dad (armyspouseami.blogspot.com). In this video, Tim shares some of what he has learned over the years about surviving a deployment.
As a male military spouse, this picture captures one of the exciting moments in our home. Trauna came home after getting her hair done with one of the biggest smiles I had seen (especially after work). Her smile lit up the whole house and Tami and I caught on to Trauna's excitement and we all enjoyed Trauna's beautiful hair and smile.
(Next day, the hair was back in a ponytail.)
Enjoy those moments!
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