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First Fees

July 7th, 2015 at 02:29 pm

I've set up electricity and water utility accounts today. The electricity charges a $10 membership fee since it is a co-op. They also charge a transfer fee which is $23.54. So we owe $33.54 before the electricity charges start. The water utility charges a $20 set up fee, which is also added to our first bill. Both will allow payments online (including credit cards) for free. The electric company was kind of to tell me our bill will always be due on the 10th of the month.

I still need to figure out who to use for internet! I can't decide. I did find out that we can use our own modem with Time Warner for internet. I think we are actually using our modem from our old house here in the apartment. Seems to work fine! It isn't on the 'approved' list though. That may mean buying one, but I know that will be cheaper than renting one.

I figure we can actually wait on the tv service for a bit. We watch more online than anything else it seems. Cable is a time suck for us that we really don't need. I'm very leery of adding cable to our lives!

I wonder how things are going for LAL and her move to the West?

3 Responses to “First Fees”

  1. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Yep, buying a modem is definitely cheaper than renting. If you have to get one one the approved list, be sure to check eBay first. That's where I got mine from (when I used CL)

  2. snafu Says:

    When DH worked for the federal government, we were reimbursed the disconnect charge at the old residence and connection fee for utilities like heat, electric, water, trash, cable and postal transfer at the new city so long as we submitted the documentation showing it paid. It's certainly a dislocation expense.

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    snafu, we are in a sense getting some reimbursement for our expenses through our Dislocation Allowance which is over $3500. Luckily our credit is very good, so we don't need to put down big deposits!

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