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Infographic: What Should You Do with $25,000?

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Maybe you didn’t hit the mega-millions jackpot, but you’ve come into some extra cash. It might be tempting to go out and indulge, but there is probably a better way to spend that money.

In the final installment of this 3-part series, Jennifer Openshaw, America’s Chief Consumer Advocate, Wall Street Journal columnist and CEO of Family Financial Network, is back with advice on what to do with $25,000.

From purchasing an income property to deciding which upgrades to make on your primary residence, see what she says about how to make sure your financial decisions have a positive impact on your long-term financial well-being.

If you are just catching up on the series, check out Jennifer’s infographics on what you should do with $1,000 and what you should do with $10,000. The ideas range anywhere from building an investment portfolio to purchasing a new set of wheels — even getting certified in yoga instruction.

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