The OP asks:
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The OP explained his wife left him a significant amount of money from her life insurance:
But, his wife's parents demanded a large portion of the remaining money:
Her brother also:
The OP refused their request, and they accused him of being selfish:
The OP explained his feelings:
He explained how he plans to spend it, but is unsure if he was wrong for not giving his in-laws a portion:
"Death and money can bring out the worst in people."
The OP's in-laws are selfish
"Shame on them trying to guilt you"
She would have left them the money if she wanted to
"NTA by any stretch of the imagination"
"I hate that people think “they would’ve wanted me to have it"."
A Redditor advised the OP to ignore them
Redditors told the OP that he was not in the wrong for refusing to give the money to his in-laws. If his wife wanted them to get her money, she would have put it in a will or agreement.
She left the money to the OP, so it's her last wish that everyone should respect.