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What is the best thing to do with $10,000?

I have just found out that I will be inheriting $10,000. I want to maximize whatever I do with it, but I am not sure where to start... [more inside]
posted by JoannaC on Jul 29, 2014 - 19 answers

I have $5K to invest. What ought I do with it?

It's from my lovely wife's recent inheritance. It's not a lot, I know, but enough that we don't want to just stick it in the bank. [more inside]
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit on May 26, 2014 - 13 answers

What should my elderly parents do with their only asset, a liquid $250K?

I'm seeking as many opinions as I can get from people with knowledge of financial advising and/or trusts & estates and/or estate planning, about what my parents (in their 80s) ought to do with their $250,000 in liquid assets. I'm NOT looking for the kind of detailed plan we'd get from an advisor whom we hire; I'm looking for short, quite general, common sense answers (such as "These ONE OR TWO types of instruments are good/bad; all others are to be avoided/considered.") I'm also looking for as many answers as I can get. In order to get that assortment of answers, I want to disclose only a very few specific things about the folks: 1. they currently rent an apartment; they do not own a home. 2. they are in their 80s--relatively healthy and can drive, shop, take care of themselves, but I'm not sure how long that'll last. I'd like to see them in a retirement community within a couple years. 3. Their only income (which doesn't amount to much) is social security. 4. They lose about $2,100 in total expenses every month. That's just about equal to what they take in each month. 5. Their one and only significant asset is a liquid $250,000. Okay, at their age, and considering all the above, WHAT IS/ARE THE MOST PRACTICAL THING(s) THEY SHOULD DO WITH THAT LUMP OF LIQUID MONEY? THANK YOU from their worried adult child with a family of my own!
posted by losdavos on Oct 24, 2013 - 14 answers

New landlord by inheritance, lost and frustrated

How shall I decide what to do with an inherited property I have neither inclination nor time to administer myself, but don't need to sell and recognize it could be good if it stayed good to maintain it as a rental? [more inside]
posted by jet_silver on Aug 13, 2013 - 13 answers

You are not my estate lawyer, finance lady, or tax guy. Can you help me find that person?

Grandma set up an uneven trust and we want to distribute it equally. Who do we talk to and what do we ask them? Questions about imbalanced inheritances, DIY redistribution of wealth, and taxes within... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 1, 2012 - 14 answers

How to keep a chunk of money safe in the UK?

How do I safely look after a large chunk of money for a short period of time? Difficulty - I'm in the UK, and some of it isn't mine... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 4, 2011 - 6 answers

To buy or not to buy - that is the start of my question

Should I buy land with a tear-down house given my special snowflake details? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 24, 2010 - 14 answers

How to handle a retro-reduced inheritance?

How to handle a retro-reduced inheritance? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 13, 2008 - 14 answers

Liquidating an estate in the USA... in today's economy. Shouldn't we just wait a while?

How should we handle liquidating assets in an estate in the USA right now? Assets consist primarily of a stock portfolio and a house. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 21, 2008 - 17 answers

How to keep crazy Mom's prying fingers off some assets?

Disentanglement filter: My girlfriend has an inheritence, which is currently in the form of a stock portfolio which in her name, but her mom's name is also on it since she was under 18 when she got the inheritance (she is 21 now). Her mom is less than reasonable, and makes threats regarding said assets, so how can she (my gf) get the stuff to just be in her name, and keep the assets safe from her mom's prying fingers? [more inside]
posted by gnomicPerfect on Jan 30, 2008 - 10 answers

What to do with all that money?

I will soon receive an inheritance of about $100,000-$150,000 (numbers are vague right now). I'm looking for tips and advice for managing that money. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 14, 2008 - 16 answers

I'm Inheriting $100,000.00 - Now What??

I am Inheriting $100,000.00. I recently learned I have a CD with my name on it as the sole "POD" (Payable On Death) beneficiary. I have a basic understanding of personal finance and investing. I am married, 39 years old with one child. I'm really a little lost with this. I've been told a hundred grand is not enough to tweak the interest of a financial adviser. Do MeFites have any ideas on how to invest $100,000.00? Should it be Stocks? CDs? Mutual Funds? I would welcome any and all advice - including a sample portfolio if you so desire. Thank you!
posted by Gerard Sorme on Apr 2, 2006 - 39 answers

How should American living overseas handle inheritance

Expat American hates money, inherits share of house, perhaps $100,000. Do I need an accountant, a lawyer or something else to advise? [more inside]
posted by planetkyoto on Dec 2, 2005 - 12 answers

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