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Is Your Utility Bill More Than You Can Pay?

Is Your Utility Bill More Than You Can Pay? - The Beacon

10-2010

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By: Beth

Is Your Utility Bill More Than You Can Pay?

I recently spoke with an Evansville resident who called asking for help with her utility bill.  Her last statement was three times what she normally pays. It was simply more than she could afford to pay and she didn’t know what to do next.

She called the BBB asking for advice.  We’ve learned from the many consumers who contact us that she is not alone. Extreme weather, rising prices, and job loss are just a few reasons individuals find themselves unable to pay monthly utility bills.  Since the hot summer months are not far behind us, we’ve heard from several in our community who are looking for help.

We’d like to offer the following tips and pass along resources below. As always, however, feel free to contact your BBB to learn more.

Related links:

Consumer Assistance Programs (FCC) 

Don’t Wait Until Winter to Prepare Your Home for the Cold! 

Your Utility Company and You 

Assistance Resources During Financial Hardship 

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Beth

Beth was Director of BBB Services and wrote for the consumer education blog from 2008 to 2011. Beth also managed projects of the Tri-State Better Business Bureau Foundation, including the Student of Integrity Scholarship and senior citizen education programs, and she worked with local charities as a part of our charity reporting service.