| ||Ask HN: What to do after $8M (all cash, post tax) exit?|
687 points by throwaway8m on Dec 5, 2018 | hide | past | favorite | 508 comments |
|Going anonymous for this. I am just an average project manager who happened to be at the right tech company at the right time. They had a big exit and suddenly my stocks are worth $8M (the money came in my account last week).|
I am just an average guy. I am 43 and middle level tech manager.I know coding (but nothing superb). I know business (but nothing much). I am not particularly very hardworking or particularly super intelligent. Not dumb or lazy - just average.
The point is I can probably find another similar job but probably nothing much higher.
I have two kids and a nice wife. I have a nice, small house and two small cars. Everything paid for. I have no debts or “vices”. I do not like smoking, drinking or going out. I do not think I have any real hobbies.
Just a simple guy with simple life and then this happens. What should I do? Should I donate it? Should I hire a personal wealth manager? Should I retire?
I am freaking out. Please provide some guidance.
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