Originally Posted by BuckeyeRed27
I also do this for a living and I think Dom gives some very good advice.
My question has more to do with what you are planning on doing. If you are looking for secure investments that are more short term there are really only a handful of options and a big consideration is how much that is going to cost you because it is going to cut into your return. There are ways to do it where you won't be paying a commission that might better serve you.
This is another issue I pondered. I'm no expert, but I know enough that I could put it in a money market account or something (which I believe is insured) and probably be just fine. It would probably be good for me to hear about my different options though. What are typical commission fees? If they're somewhat minimal on something like this I'd rather give him the business as he is still in his first year on the job and could probably use the business.