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Military Town Advisor supports Military Spouse-Owned Small Businesses. It's no secret that military families move often and it's hard for spouses to find a job. Whether you're a stay at home mom/wife or you have a full time job, having a side job in direct sales can be a lot of fun. It seems as if the direct sales companies you can choose to be a consultant for are endless. From cooking to jewelry and home fragrance to decor, there's something for everyone. Some direct sales companies have minimum requirements and sales quotas, some do not. I chose two companies that are not stressful on my l... read more

Disney World on a budget is possible. If you haven't been to Walt Disney World yet now is the time to go! The military deals in Orlando are fantastic and you can do this on a budget. #1 Find A Place To Call Home The first thing you need is a place to call homeĀ while you are visiting The Happiest Place on Earth. The Armed Forces Vacation Club is the answer. Timeshares are donated to the military for military families to use. You can stay in 1, 2, or 3 bedroom condos at 4 and 5 star key resorts. It's amazing! The condos have a full kitchen, living room, washer and dryer, and multiple bathrooms... read more

The answer is yes! And the DoD agrees! New orders , new duty station , no family members nearby , it's all too familiar for military families. Every time we move to a new military town, we have to start our babysitter search all over. It's frustrating and scary to let a new person into our home and let them care for our children. About Sittercity Military Program The DoD has realized this is a huge challenge for military families and has made an official partnership with Sittercity. The DoD provides fully paid memberships, that means FREE , to military families for Army, Marine, Navy, and Air... read more

What's the difference between a 'military friendly' REALTORand a REALTORwho is 'friendly to the military?' I think EVERY REALTORwould classify themselves as a 'friendly to the military' REALTOR, but there is a lot more that goes into it than just saying you LOVE the military. Military families are different clients with different needs! A true military friendly REALTOR must understand the needs of a military family during their house hunting phase and understand their accelerated timeline. Click for a list of military friendly REALTORs What makes a military client different? 1. Accelerated Ti... read more

As a military family, we all panic when we get new orders. Where are we going to live? What area of town are we going to live in? What school district should my kids go to? And most importantly, WHERE DO I BEGIN? Neighborhood Search The best way to narrow your search is to gather information about what areas of town you would like to live near and what neighborhood fits your families lifestyle. Next, (if you have kids) you need to take into consideration which schools are best for your kids to attend. These two things are the first important factors in the house hunting phase. If you don't na... read more