I have a very elderly relative who’s at death’s door and my dad has let it be known that I’m going to inherit a sum of money (although he hasn’t told me how much) upon said relative’s death. I have never been close to this relative, for reasons I won’t go into here.
Money has never really been a motivating factor for me (I’m a teacher here ) just prefering to be comfortable. I can’t really see past my considerable student debt at the moment so this could potentially be a godsend to get me back to square one.
What I want to know is am I being disrespectful in planning for the future with what I may or may not have? Or is it just common sense? I’m pretty uncomfortable with thinking about money and “what I should do when xxx dies” as to me it may seem to others that I’m waiting for death (which I’m not). But on the other hand, there’s the argument to say that this could be my only chance to (potentially) get on the property market and planning for the inevitable is good common sense…
What say you? Am I correct to think its disrespectful or not?