Create or increase your emergency fund
Saving 3-6 months' living expenses gives you confidence in taking on unexpected costs
Reduce or pay off high-interest debt
Paying down higher-interest credit card debt gives you flexibility for future goals
Invest toward short- and long-term goals
With everyday finances in order, you can turn your eye to the future you imagine
Whether you're expecting an influx of cash or not, thinking ahead can help you make the most of this opportunity. Splurging is tempting—but it's wise to take a breath, step back and decide on a deliberate approach for these funds to ensure you're making informed decisions. Don't know where to start? Here are some ideas to consider.