What to invest house proceeds in

Looking for a safe, long term investment for house sale proceeds. Thinking of Vanguard Total Stock Index. Wondering which, VTI ETF or VTSAX mutual funds is best?

When will you need the money ?

What will you eventually use it for ?

I won’t need the money for a long time. Just want something safe, minimal fees and reasonable earning power.

Then yes…simple index fund (S&P500 or Russell 1000) will be fine.

VTI would also be fine…