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Monterey Bay Aquarium

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Located on the site of a previous sardine factory on John Steinbeck’s famous Cannery Row, the Monterey Bay Aquarium is one of the first stops made by tourists to Monterey Bay area. In fact, Trip Advisor just named the aquarium number one aquarium in the world!   I can tell you that my daughter and I visited at least monthly if not more, and I easily recommend seeing the facility.   

Start smart with your money

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Finances are a part of life. We learn ways to handle our money and find some work better than others. Frequently, we have to learn that the hard way. Everything cost money. Some things cost a lot of money such as your car, house, college, and children; expenses are endless. Fortunately, there are methods out there that help you handle your money.

Coast Guard Station Fire Island, New York

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Located parallel to the South shore of Long Island, New York, is Coast Guard Station Fire Island, New York. Surrounded by the Great South Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, Fire Island is 32 miles long. Nearby towns on the mainland include Babylon, Islip, and Bay Shore.

Do I stay or Do I Go?

Military SpouseIn the military, you anticipate separation with your spouse. From the start of their career to many promotions later, our spouse receives orders for training, deployments, and overseas work. It's difficult, during those times, to adjust in their absence. Our role in the house changes and we become more independent. Suddenly, we rely more than ever on the support of our friends and family; which is why it is important to have a good community around us. We are faced with a decision when our spouse leaves, do we stay where we are, or do we return home to family?

If you choose to return home, you are surrounded by your family. They may not fully understand the emotions you are experiencing but you have the comfort you grew up with and people you trust to talk to.

MilitaryByOwner is proud to exhibit at the 2014 Modern Day Marine!

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Modern Day Marine 2014 kicks-off this week at Marine Corps Base Quantico. The mission of this 3-day event is to assist the Marine Corps to identify and procure the best products and services to help their warfighting efforts and to promote the message of the Marine Corps League.

Tell it all with a MilitaryByOwner Business Ad

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MilitaryByOwner announced last week new business ad page for local businesses, including property managers, real estate agents, home inspectors, mortgage lenders, and more. You can currently find these business partner listings under our business directory; however, the new business ad pages will provide prospective home buyers, sellers, landlords, and renters with a more comprehensive look at the business offerings available at their new duty station.

Army Wives Network Event at Fort Meade

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Do you live in the Fort Meade Maryland area? If so you are not going to want to miss the Army Wives Network Field Exercise:Battle Buddies event. 

Young and In Love

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I was raised in what I consider a patriotic family. We watched the news, tied a yellow ribbon around our tree, and hung an American flag outside our front door. However, I recently learned that no amount of news watching, ribbon tying, or flag hanging could prepare someone for the military lifestyle if they were never exposed to it.

Spouse and Family Forum at AFA Air & Space Conference 2014

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The Air Force Association, a 100,000 member strong non-profit that works to support professional military and aerospace education, is again hosting the 2014 Air and Space Conference at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, MD. As with last year’s conference, the event will include a one day Spouse and Family Forum that is open to spouses of all service members!

MilitaryByOwner is proud to host an exhibit table at the Air and Space Conference, Booth 100.   

Two Alternative Income Property Ideas for Military Families

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Many military families own a second home. If you bought a home at one duty station, received last-minute PCS orders with no time to sell, and wound up at a duty station where it’s cheaper (on a short-term monthly basis) to own than it is to rent a home, you may have found yourself at least considering buying a second house while your first is happily rented. This situation is pretty normal in Military Land. For the creative entrepreneurial types, though, some alternative ideas for income properties do exist for military families, though some offer better options than others. The two we’ll look at today are 1) vacation rentals, and 2) a rental suite.  We’d love to hear from you if any of you have tried either of these alternative income property ideas. Please share with us and our readers in the comments below!

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