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This Texas Woman Got a $1.3 Million Electric Bill

Filed under: People

By MANDI WOODRUFF

For Abilene, TX. resident Kristin Harriger, skipping bills is out of the question, even when summertime sends her electric bill soaring.

“I work on a budget. I’m a single mom with an autistic child who tries to …

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How to Get Rewards for Paying Your Electric Bill — and Avoid Fees

Filed under: Energy, Economizer, Family Money, Saving Money, Credit CardsThe downside to blasting the air conditioner all summer is a monster utility bill at the end of the month. During the hottest times, a medium-sized home with central air condition…

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Refrigerator Redux: How to Put Your Electric Bill on Ice

Filed under: Energy, Columns, PeopleWith families across the country struggling to economize, the electricity bill looms as a great place to cut expenditures. While unplugging laptops and installing compact fluorescent bulbs can certainly help trim you…

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Smart Meters: PG&E Plans to Give Customers a Choice — at a Cost

Amid health concerns over smart meters, which can wirelessly transmit household energy-usage data to utilities and customers, California’s largest utility has proposed a plan that would allow homeowners to opt for regular meters…

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