Get it ALL together and put it in a backpack
My wife and I are most likely going to have a lump sum of very low 7 figures to our names by the end of the year. I know it is going to be life changing but it is not enough to just retire on immediately. I know that if we want to keep working for the next 25 years then the best thing to do would be to index fund it but I cannot get away from the nagging feeling that having that much liquid cash means that I could do something that could snowball to early retirement because of the absolute amount. Does anyone have experience in being a passive investor in things like apartment complexes or commercial real estate for national brands? Hell, it would even be enough to qualify for a McDonalds franchise but the wife already shot that one down.