Several years ago, a television news crew interviewed a man who had just won $13 million in the lottery. They asked him the obligatory questions: "How does it feel?" (which, in my opinion, is a pretty stupid question -- but that's another blog) and "What are you going to do with the money?" The middle-aged man, standing in front of his modest frame house, seemed uncomfortable with the attention. He blinked, glanced over his shoulder, and replied "Well, we can finally paint the house."
One of my characters is about to come into a lot of money. I'm trying to decide how she's going to handle it. Will she splurge and buy a jar of $12 macadamia nuts like Yvonne in It Could Happen to You? Or will she be a Muriel (from the same movie) and make a beeline for Tiffany's?
What would your characters do if they suddenly inherited a fortune?