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What to do with a hefty windfall

It's everyone's favorite fantasy: a nice, huge windfall.

Maybe that scratch-off lottery ticket pays off big, or that dusty vase in the attic turns out to be a collector's item, or that stock you've been hoarding turns out to be worth a bundle.

Suddenly you're sitting on a nice mid-five-figure gift that you weren't expecting, and that's after taxes.

Now what?

Facing this envious dilemma, you might want some savvy guidance. With that objective, Bankrate.com asked several financial experts for their advice for managing a hefty windfall.


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