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"I found a not-totally-helpful article about finding financial planners:"

Heh. I like the title 'if you're not rich'.

I always assume these people are going to try to sell me something and I would be better off with a book, but maybe I'm cynical.

As for the actual problem, I agree I would want to know when she wants the money. You can get 1/2 a percent on online savings accounts, a bit more for CD's, and then it goes on from there. Being 84, if she is paying the bills out of ss/pension, she may not need the money at all on a day to day basis, in which case she could put it whereever...
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