Handling Inheritance, emotionally


I have recently inherited what most people would view as a life-changing amount of money. I will soon get even more money when I sell an inherited property. Fantastic, right? Well, I am 60 years old and have always had “enough” money to live a comfortable, middle-class life, but I’ve spent my whole working life saving “for the future” and keeping an eye on all the bank accounts to be sure there’s “enough.”

I find myself reluctant to touch this inherited money for any reason. Like, once I touch it, it will disappear fast. My sister, on the other hand, is embracing the inheritance and buying a new house! How do I let go of my fear of touching this money and embrace the possibilities it brings to me and my family?