Specifically, I have a mortgage and a few other bills. My mortgage is about $850 a month along with various other bills. My question is what does the military do in such a case? Am I expected to sell my home before enlistment or do I just use my pay to cover it? Has anyone gone through a similar situation? I recently quit my job and have been looking for a new one. I'd considered enlisting before, but wanted to try working privately instead. Well, I did the private sector thing and now I'm reconsidering military service. Not exactly sure of what I'd want to go in for, but I've got a few ideas. The idea of getting an education at little to no cost also sounds like a hell of a deal.