Set aside a sum for fun
But we’re not asking you to be your own fun police. After all, not everyone gets a windfall like this every other day. Just remember not to splurge and live way too luxuriously without keeping an eye on that number in the bank.
What you can do, then, is to allocate a portion, such as 10% of the money, just to treat yourself and nothing more.
Control your sudden urges and desires to go all Gatsby on your lifestyle. Yes, coming into a huge amount of money for any reason at all can be thrilling and exhilarating, but financial prudence and a good sense of impulse control will truly go a long way. Now, enjoy your windfall!