Suggestions for ultra-practical upgrades to my life?
June 20, 2011 12:42 PM Subscribe
Suggestions for ultra-practical upgrades to this life? I received a ~$5,000 windfall with some hefty strings attached, the main of which is that I must spend it within 60 days. Another kicker: whatever money I don't use before the deadline goes to a cause I'm ethically opposed to. I'm a single mom who, right now, would rather buy makes-life-easier/peace-of-mind type things, not silk sheets or espresso makers.
posted by Yoshimi Battles to Work & Money (76 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
I cannot simply withdraw all the money and bank it. I have to purchase something(s) with it and provide receipts. Things like pre-paying a few years of AAA roadside service, finally creating a will with a lawyer, maybe getting some professional pictures of my kids. But I'm having trouble coming up with more than that. I don't have a lot of immediate needs (home, kids' education, transportation are handled) and I have very little debt. One thing I've already done is met with a CFP for a two-hour review of my existing finances. I'll also stock up on some birthday and Christmas presents for my kids.
Urban residents in the Boston metro area
My kids are 8 and 4