I expect, and somewhat hope, to be let-go as part of a corporate restructuring, around the year-end, upon which I will receive ~$70k in severance, bonus & retention payout (post-tax). I live in the NY area. I'm trying to decide - what next? I'm well-networked within Financial Services but see that as a last resort (I'm not enamored by the industry). I love sports & food and see this as an opportunity to marry my skills with one of my passions. Advice sought - should I, (a) half my current comp. & pursue an entry-level Finance position at a sports league/franchise, or within a restaurant group (b) use the money to start a business & spend next 4-6mths building a business plan (c) fall back & suckle on the teat of Corporate America (i.e. a Bank) (d) something else (please suggest) Background: I currently work in Capital Planning for a designated SIFI, but have experience in audit, accounting, financial planning & analysis.I have 10yrs of post-graduate experience, all at the same company. I have a Mathematics degree, permanent residency, a newborn son & ~$300k 30yr mortgage. My wife has a stable, well-paying job at Amex. I have some preliminary connections within sports via LinkedIn but none in the Restaurant/Hospitality industry. If there is other pertinent info missing here, I'm happy to share.