Families across south Louisiana who depend on the oil field already know that when the price at the pump drops, so does the balance in their bank account. However, people in every walk of life will feel the effect of cheaper gas in a way they may never have expected nor even realize.
It's like Christmas in July for Cleco customers! The company is giving them a $475 credit on their bills. It could amount to a zero balance not just for July. If your bill isn't that much, the balance will roll over until the amount is depleted. So, how do you know if you qualify?
All this talk about budget deficits, billions of dollars, and the possibility that the TOPS award my son has worked so hard for may disappear has had my anxiety level at migraine-producing levels all week. I'm a firm believer that knowledge is power, so I started doing some research into what defines a middle class family in Louisiana.