Make the most of it: A £150,000 inheritance

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Man holding bank notes
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Imagine you are lucky enough to be the last mid-management banker in London to get a bonus, or just won the Lottery, came by a lucky inheritance, or worse, got laid off: what should you do with the cash? Many people feel a heavy burden of responsibility when a substantial sum of money comes their way, especially if it was not expected.

This new 'Make the most of it' page offers suggestions as to how best to invest lump sums.