At first some of the items seemed practical since it sounded like he was already well off financially, then the other shoe dropped and I just mouthed “Wow.” I recently got that much money and I paid off two and a half credit cards and saved the other $2k. It’s going to allow me to save much more money by not toiling away paying the minimums on those cards and never making any meaningful impact.
I was a little fearful that I might not do the right thing with it to be honest. I deposited the money and paid off the first two immediately so I couldn’t let it turn into material items. After reading this, I’m super glad I did.