National Numismatic Collection—National Museum of American History
By Kara Brandeisky, Sarah Max, and Ian Salisbury
September 24, 2015

Finding that you have an extra $1,000 on hand gives you a chance to make a fresh start and do something new. That could be a timely investment, a better fitness routine, or a home upgrade. In fact, we found 20 smart things to do when you have $1,000 burning a hole in your pocket (and 15 totally realistic ways to come up with that cash.)

When you’re fortunate enough to be looking at a $10,000 windfall, the stakes feel higher—and the results can be more dramatic. With a five-figure sum to deploy, you can change a life or seriously improve your financial prospects. Here are ten ideas for making that happen:

 

 

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