Money You Did Not Even Know You Hadby Katie Adauto
My friend e-mailed me last week to let me know that my husband had $8 in unclaimed money sitting with the State of California. How did she know this? The State of California has a unclaimed money website where you can type in a name and see if there is any money. She had looked up herself along with friends and family. After filling out a form and making a copy of indentification our claim for the money was sent off. $8 is $8! I then had the thrill of finding money for a few friends of mine. One had over $300!
To see if you have any unclaimed money, there are a few different places to check.
- Use the website MissingMoney.com. It’s pretty easy; it takes just a few minutes and it’s free. All you have to do is type in your name and your state or province and see if your name pops up in their records.
- Another website to check for any money that might be yours is Unclaimed.org. Click on a state or province and an official government search site will come up.
- If you hold any old savings bonds you might have misplaced or forgot about, check out TreasuryDirect.gov. Click on the button called “Treasury Hunt.”
Good Luck to you!