What to spend a large amount of money on?

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So, recently there was a bereavement in my family and I was sent some money, a few thousand. I've spent all my life saving money, all my pocket money from childhood and majority of money from my jobs has just gone into my savings. I know the wise thing is to save this money but is there anything more I can do with it? Like I was thinking of buying a new camera and I can use some for uni, but I think I deserve to splurge on something.
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Holiday? Car?
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Go travelling!
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travelling
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Save some in savings and use the rest for something you really like
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Depends on your age.

But a holiday is a "non"investment. A car is a liability at most universities as they are expensive to run and most uni's don't allow on campus parking.

If it was me (boring) I would shove it in a high interest rainy day account for uni. You will hopefully never be more hard up than when a uni student. Having a fall back is good and perhaps the deceased would be happy to know that it wasn't blown on instant gratification but on "your future"
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A decent pc for uni maybe?
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(Original post by claireestelle)
A decent pc for uni maybe?
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I'd put it towards a deposit on a mortgage - it's so difficult to get onto the property ladder these days. I'd rather that than a holiday -you can take holidays when you're working and earning. Really it depends on your priorities and life goals.

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My heart says travelling, but my brain says save it.
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(Original post by somethingbeautiful)
I'd put it towards a deposit on a mortgage - it's so difficult to get onto the property ladder these days. I'd rather that than a holiday -you can take holidays when you're working and earning. Really it depends on your priorities and life goals.

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I d second this. Keeping most of my 13k inheritance for a deposit/wedding but then am on a £200 week holiday so if you do want something go for a good deal
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Thanks for all your suggestions!!! I don't see me spending it in the near future so yeah I'll save it and maybe go travelling next summer! Thanks again!!!
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A holiday or a high-end piece of technology is the best way to spend right now. Cars are not a good spend on a student loan because they have their own extra costs.
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