Originally Posted by iijakii
Step one: Browse the DIY subforum daily.
Step two: Spend ALL your money the week you get back.
Step 2 isn't a problem for most people coming off deployment.
I came back from Iraq with about $15k. $5K went towards my car, $5K went towards 2 weeks in Ukraine (best vacation EVER!), and the rest went to student loan and credit card debt.
All that within about a 1 month span.
Oh, I also spent quite a bit Halloween weekend in Vegas.