You have just received somewhere in the neighborhood of $250,000 (after taxes). Let's also say your house and car are paid for, and you have no debt. After buying that vintage guitar and amplifier, what do you do with the rest? Do you buy a house in the country, maybe some rental property, or do you put together an investment portfolio, perhaps start a small business? Maybe you say, "To hell with it, I'm gonna live a little!" and take a trip around the world with the little lady. The world is your oyster, or maybe a half clam. Still, you got a quarter mil to play with!