By Marcie Geffner - Bankrate.com
It might sound impossible, but every now and then, a large sum of cash could suddenly drop into your life. Perhaps you sold your home, received a gift or inheritance, or were paid a bonus by your boss.
Whatever the source of your windfall, you'll have to figure out where to stash your cash while you decide how to make the best use of it.
Your choice should give you a high degree of safety and liquidity and minimize the investment expense, says Kent Grealish, a fee-only investment planner at Grealish Investment Counseling in San Bruno, California.