Literally millions of dollars in unclaimed money gets deposited with the State each year. And some it may have your name on it:
- an old utility deposit you forgot about
- a lease deposit that was never refunded
- a mileage check from an old job that never got cut
This is referred to as “unclaimed property,” and by law the holder of the funds property must turn it over the State along with information about the name last know address of the owner. They CANNOT keep the property, but turning it over to the State allows them to avoid the hassle of having to track you down.
The good news: the state has a website where you can do a simple name search and then claim your property at no cost to you. Try it out — enter your name, your family members’ names, friends, etc. We’ve had plenty of friends and clients who’ve found a few hundred dollars here and there. Give it a shot and then use the comment section to let us know if you get lucky. And hit the Retweet or Share button to let your friends know to try their luck.
[Many states maintain similar sites, so be sure to Google and check out any sites for other places you may have lived or worked in the past.]