Last October, The Billfold asked a bunch of people what they would do if they got a surprise $20,000 windfall. Most people said they would use the money to pay off their debt, then save and invest some of it, and then use a little bit of the money to travel. My thoughts then were pretty much in line with everyone else’s.
And then last week, I got a windfall. My parents were left some money by a relative, and they gave me $6,000 to use however I wanted.