Friday, January 6, 2012
Track Down Lost Money
You may have unclaimed property waiting to be returned to you! Below are some sources to help you start your search:
State-held Money. State treasuries hold unclaimed property from uncashed dividend checks, returned utility deposits, uncollected insurance benefits and more. Visit the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators (NAUPA) at http://unclaimed.org/ and click on your state to start tracking down possible unclaimed money.
Old U.S. Savings Bonds. Visit www.treasuryhunt.gov to start searching for old U.S. Savings bonds. There are billions of dollars in old savings bonds that have stopped earning interest, but have not been cashed.
Missing IRS Tax Refunds. If you have not received a tax refund check, you can search for it by using the IRS's Where's My Refund? tool at www.irs.gov.
Other. For some other possible sources of unclaimed money, please check http://www.usa.gov/Citizen/Topics/Government-Unclaimed-Money.shtml.