Unclaimed Property Held by the State Government
You heard, right! Unclaimed property held by the state government. You can use a website to find out if the state is holding any unclaimed property. It’s pretty simple to use, and you might even find something for your relatives (I know I did).
Check out: https://www.unclaimed.org/
Select your state and navigate to the search. If you have a common last name, I feel sorry for you (all you smiths out there). Luckily my last name is pretty uncommon, so the list itself was concise. Found out my relatives have about $120 owed to them. If you search for common names, you’ll see there are some large sums of money in limbo.
If you find yourself on the list, please let me know, leave a comment or send me an email so I can update this post with how the process went and if it’s even worth it for smaller sums of money.