A lot of people are asking this very question.

Q: We just sold our house but have not found a new one yet. While we are shopping, what should we do with the proceeds from our sale?

A: My rule of thumb is: if you have cash that you will need to use within 18- 24 months, it has to stay in cash. Use a savings or money markets account. You cannot afford to invest the proceeds and subject those dollars to the whims of the markets.