Thought experiment - you're handed half a million after taxes, and have to live on it for the rest of your life, what would you do?

Say you're handed what amounts to half a million after all the taxes are paid. You have to live on it for the rest of your life. Here are the rules: - you have to live in the USA, and can't move to a country with a lower cost of living - you can't depend of social security, or whatever money you... show more Say you're handed what amounts to half a million after all the taxes are paid. You have to live on it for the rest of your life. Here are the rules:
- you have to live in the USA, and can't move to a country with a lower cost of living
- you can't depend of social security, or whatever money you yourself have saved up, including retirement accounts
- you can't work a job for the rest of your life
- what you can do is make investments and trades with it. It's allowed to grow, as long it's the money working for you, and you not working for the money. Pretty much, managing its investments and trades etc is the only work you can do with it.
- you can't bum off of other people.
Enjoy!
Update: Edit: obviously no one in their right minds would make this choice. The whole thing is simply a thought experiment.
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