While many families are struggling to make ends meet, there are Billions of dollars sitting in government bank accounts right now, waiting to be dished out to the rightful owners. Whose money is it? Well, chances are, some of it’s yours! According to the NAUPA (the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators), YOU could likely be on the list of people that are owed money!
If you’ve ever opened a bank or credit card account, filed a tax return, held a job, had a gas or electric bill, owned stock, saving bonds, qualified for a pension, owned insurance, been the beneficiary of a will or life insurance policy, or had any one of your relatives do any of the thing just mentioned—chances are that YOU have unclaimed money waiting for you.
There are so many places money could be hiding, it’s really hard to believe. Sometimes it’s a relative—a deceased parent, grand-parent, aunt or uncle. Maybe they had a little life insurance policy that no one knew about. And if none of the family claims it—the insurance company turns it over to the state for safe keeping. That’s just one example. There are literally hundreds of ways money becomes lost.
What a pleasant surprise to find $292.98 from an old check that was never cashed.
I always thought that utility companies were supposed to automatically send you refunds for your deposits when you move, but nope... There was $160.00 waiting for me in the state’s unclaimed property account.
We were absolutely amazed to find out we had $1,424.98 from an old savings account we had forgotten about!