I have been trying to figure this out ever since Texas started deregulating power distribution. Of course it used to be quite simple when you got your power from a local monopoly. They decided what you paid and that was all that there was too. Now there are probably around a hundred power companies in Texas. If you look around you can find a number of web pages likes choosetexaspower.org which list the ones which are available where you live, usually there will be around three or four on the site, but it depends a lot on how many people there are in the are. Obviously a lot of power companies want to sell power in places where there a whole lot of consumers all living one by the other.
I want to buy a new car in the spring but I had to lend family some money and I spent a lot of my own during a bad time so it is going to be tougher than I thought to do it on time. I saved some money on my TV bill by looking into direct tv packages. This was better than what I had been paying. I then switched to a less expensive but still good quality food for my dog as well as buying myself less snacks and making more of my own food from scratch. This has also been more healthy for me. That in turn has given me more energy to work longer hours and stay more focused so I am earning more and this will help me reach my goal faster.
I am planning to buy a Prius of course to save money on gas. I think I will get a Prius V. They said it gets a bit lower mileage and handles a wee bit less well than the regular Prius but it has a lot more room. I do live a bit far from the city so need something with a bit of space for shopping trips. I am not sure if I will get the extra package though. It sounds nice the auto car spacer thing for cruise control sounds great for the freeway but my freeway driving is fairly limited since I live out of town. I looked at other cars at first but why not pay about the same and get a hybrid, I figured. The extra package adds a decent amount to the price though and I am not sure if worth it. I may just stick with a basic V3 instead of the v5 but it is tempting if I can save enough.
We got a new TV with built in streaming apps for Christmas. Our daughter got her own game console. Both of the kids got new laptops. It was their first real computers. I got my wife a new tablet for her birthday. I have a fast computer I use for work. All of the hardware combined with our smartphones and security cameras being connected to the Internet made it so going to http://highspeedinternetplans.net/frontier-service/washington/ to get fiber optic service worth it. It is a much nicer experience to use those fancy new bandwidth hungry electronics on a really fast FIOS Internet service.
It is tough to imagine the speeds of fiber optic Internet service unless you have tried it. The only comparable thing I can think of is the fast Internet I had when I was in college. When using their computers connected directly into the Internet backbone, it was just a second to download huge file sizes. Fiber optic is the next best thing to that.
I moved out to Tacoma recently, or well not in the city proper, but in the nearby area. It is a pretty nice area, and I am glad that I made the move. I have some things left on my to do list for moving, and one of those, is to get internet set up at my new place. I have been sitting here browsing for awhile, and finally came across this link saveoninternet.us/dsl-internet/washington/tacoma/ which is specific to my area, which is nice and so maybe I can find the best deals on internet connections that are specific to the area where I am now living.
I am not hard on cash, but when it comes to utilities and everything in life, I like to get the cheapest things possible.