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Hello, We have just made an offer on a house and it has been accepted. However, we will not close until March of next year.
We are getting 1/2 of the downpayment as a gift from my wife's mother and are looking for a place to put that money between
now and March. Does anyone have any ideas?

Sounds like the timing is just right for a 6 month CD. Just make sure the withdrawal window is before your closing
If you don't get the money in time for that, go for a money market account.

DO NOT put it into stocks.

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