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The Moneyist: What should I do with the $300,000 I am about to inherit?

Dear Moneyist,

I will be inheriting $300,000 soon. I am debating how to invest it.

I am currently working part-time, so though I would love to buy a rental property — my house is paid off — that isn’t in the immediate future. I do plan on working full-time in the near future, and will set aside money for easy access when I can qualify for a rental property purchase.

If I get a full-time job with my local government, should I invest the maximum into my 403(b), and use the inheritance to offset the difference to live off? Or should I immediately put it into something like a Vanguard fund?

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