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So much to good luck.....

January 29th, 2009 at 11:07 am

I'm NEVER doing my before the New Year's Tradition again!

We got kicked out of base housing a few weeks ago Frown I really hate the Air Force with a passion now. I mean, common sense can go a long way, and they don't have any at all! But you know what they say, whatever doesn't kill you only makes you stronger.

Here's how it went. The husband went into the ARMY, and there was a two day break in service where he wasn't going to be ARMY yet and wasn't Air Force anymore. Well, the housing office called to inform us that their priority were Active Military Air Force, and we had turn in our keys my next week Friday. I was stressed out since we didn't have a place to stay, the short notice, and I wanted to strangle the lady who I talked to a month before explaining our circumstances, and was told that we could stay on base.

Anyway, long story short, we found a place to rent while the husband is gone until mid-November for some training.

I'm nervous about having to pay utilities (we don't pay utilities on base). We have to pay water, sewage, natural gas, and electric.

I'm curious to know how much other's pay on their utilities, and if you can offer me suggestions on keeping the bills low? I know the basics but any advice would be helpful for me.

3 Responses to “So much to good luck.....”

  1. whitestripe Says:

    my best advice is, once you work out how much all your bills will be, put that amount away each week in a savings account. then you won't stress yourself out when you get big bills.
    do you have to pay for internet access, mobile phones and landlines as well? i dont have cable tv, but do you have to pay for that too?
    it probably wont help because i dont live in the usa, but my bills cost: Gas: $107 a bottle (lasts for about 4 months or more) Electricity approx $250 a quarter, Phone & Internet $75 a month, mobile $49 a month. we dont have to pay rates, water or sewerage.

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    I would look at asking the landlord or the actual utilities for an average based on the last tenant. If you can't get that, ask a friendly neighbor to give you a rough estimate of their bills.

  3. Curtez Says:

    wow, this is simply amazing and unfortunate at the same time. How did this work out for you?

    Curtez Riggs
    The Soldiers Credit Guide
    www.soldierscredit.com

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