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Also, visit and click on the conversations site. There are helpful posters there also. Take your time. Don't take your money until you determine if you are going to do a tax deferred rollover into another account such as an IRA. If so, you want an institution to institution transfer so that the money does not come into your hot little hands and 20% (or more) is withheld for the feds. Go to the bookstore; you will find lots of titles that will benefit you reading them. Peruse a few, take one or two to the coffee bar and browse while having a coffee or soda. Maybe buy several to get a flavor of the kinds of opportunities and pitfalls are out there.

Remember, the sharks will be smellling blood (your money) and they will be swarming around you. Don't sign anything until you have consulted a qualified CPA you trust. Move slowly, get those funds into a money market fund at Vanguard or Fidelity or T.Rowe Price and take your time to determine how you want your investment allocation to evolve. You will probably need some estate planning advice also, but first things first.

Good Luck and Lucky you!
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