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Bizarre Tales of Inheritance


When someone inherits assets of some sort, it typically goes something like this: an elderly person has either left money/valuables or sentimental objects to family and loved ones.

The following stories are anything but typical.

Here are some of the most bewildering chronicles of unexpected money mother loads bequeathed to some truly fortuitous folk.  

Now That’s a Tip

One doesn’t go into the table-waiting field at the “Dink Diner” in Chagrin Falls, Ohio with the expectation of really raking it in.  However, that’s exactly what happened to then high school student Cara Woods, who was working night shifts there after soccer practice each day.  A kind, yet sometimes cantankerous elderly regular, the late Bill Cruxton, took quite a shine to the friendly Cara.  So much so, that the childless Cruxton had his will rewritten to include Cara as the sole beneficiary to his half a million dollar estate.  Pays to be nice sometimes.

photo via Associated Press

Don’t Clean for Me, Argentina
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10 Things to do with Inheritance Money (Acquired After Selling Your Diamonds!)

You’ve just received a substantial amount from an inheritance sale.  What to do with the money?  Odds are that the person who willed you the funds wanted you to use the capital for something fulfilling.  Now is your chance to either invest in your long term future or blow it on shoes.  From the funds procured off a modest stone’s sale, all the way up to a Hope Diamond-esque cash windfall, here is an ascending list of options for what to do with your newfound cash.


1 – Invest in a stock, CD or something else related to your “financial portfolio” …or, a racehorse!  An albeit risky investment, it does have the potential to pay out high dividends.  With an average purchase price around $60,000, your 12% investment will go a long way.  Highlight: front row seats at the race track while you cheer your mighty steed on, coupled with the possible thrill of victory/making a huge profit.


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