If your dh was offered a job in Afghanistan making 4x his current salary, and he had to be gone 6 months at a time, would you be willing to let him go? It's a dangerous area but he'd be staying on a guarded military base. He'd have a generous insurance policy in case he got killed or injured. The job lasts 1 year, longer if you and him agree to it. And you have young children. The money would set you up for retirement, pay off your house, and pay off debt very quickly that would otherwise take half your lifetime to pay off. It would be an incredible financial boost. My dh and I have been faced with this decision and I'm on the fence. The kids and I would miss him terribly, I'd be scared for his safety, but the financial rewards would be awesome. What do you think? Could you go along with it?