Anyone who receives an unexpected inheritance from a deceased loved one (or a casual acquaintance, or even a complete stranger, as the case may be) has decisions to make about what to do with the assets. The first step, of course, is to slow down and consider the options. Before investing in a new sports car, might it be wise first to pay down existing credit card debt? Beyond the basics, there are larger issues related to finances and taxes which should be taken into consideration by heirs to any estate. Ameriprise financial advisors are available to discuss the question: "What should I do with this unexpected gift?"