We mentioned this back in 2010, but since it has been a few years, we thought it would be good to remind you about possibly finding lost money! In fact, it comes up again here on our site because we check every once in a while and every time we have come up dry….. except this time! We had just under $100 waiting to be claimed from a medical bill we made an “overpayment” on! SWEET!
In fact, we have checked this over the past few years because we know it works! Last time we found $75 for a family member that was waiting to be claimed! We didn’t have any then, but we do now!
And apparently many people do! There is around 33 billion dollars from 117 million accounts* that have unclaimed money sitting, waiting to be claimed from bank accounts, stocks, dividends, paychecks, etc. The average account holds around $280!
So if you have you ever wondered if you have unclaimed, lost money floating around out there that you just need to claim? It would be difficult if not nearly impossible to think back over your whole life to determine whether any portion of that unclaimed money belongs to you! Well, thankfully it is actually easy and FREE to claim any lost money that is due to you.
There are two sites that you check this information from:
Each of these sites walk you through the steps to enter your name and any any state that you have resided in and then informs you if you have missing money to claim. These sites are officially endorsed by each of the states.
We actually heard about these sites many years ago and checked it then. Neither of us had missing money then and we just checked again today and found money today, so check it often!
When you do a search (like in the case of me searching under family members names) it does not give you any details. The actual person has to make the claim. But you can do your close family a favor and check for them too!
We are curious if you have missing money coming to you. Let us know! With 33 billion unclaimed, surely someone is a new millionaire amongst us!
* The actual facts regarding the 33 Billion dollars and 117 million accounts in this article were taken from unclaimed.org/what.