You’ve received an inheritance: Now what?
Abstract: For those who’ve received, or will soon receive, a significant inheritance, it may be tempting to view it as “found money” that can be spent freely. But unless one’s current financial plan ensures that he or she will comfortably reach all their goals, it’s a good idea to have a plan for managing the newfound wealth. This article answers several questions that should be considered after receiving an inheritance. A brief sidebar explains how to handle an inherited retirement plan.