04/09/2012 09:27 am ET Updated Jun 09, 2012

Inheritance Advice: How To Handle Unexpected Wealth

Chelsea Logan was a month and a half away from her 21st birthday when her father died suddenly from a heart attack. As her family struggled to cope with the loss, she received another shock: Her father, a longtime federal government worker, had left her $167,000.

"To hear that amount at 20 years old is kind of mind-boggling," Logan, now 23, says.

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