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Unclaimed Money, Inheritance or Property: Find Out If You Have an Inheritance!

Updated on September 29, 2010

Unclaimed Money Could Be Waiting For You!

Search for unclaimed property, money and stock that may be owed to you or your family today!

NBC Dateline aired an episode last night about a free way to find money or properties that might be yours and you don't even know it!

How is this "free money" possible? Turns out, you may have an old unclaimed paycheck, an old relative's property that was willed to you, unclaimed dividends, or even an inheritance. If the trust or company had no way of contacting you, which could happen if you moved and had your name changed due to marriage, by law, they are required to turn these funds over to the state in which they have on record that you last lived in.

Just for the heck of it, I did a search with my last name. Nothing came up for me, but there was a hit for my mother. Two entries. Both were for some unclaimed dividends from an old insurance policy that she had forgotten about. She's estimating that they're worth around $200. Not too bad for a thirty second search, right? The website below has further information on the NBC article. It will direct you to a site where you can find your state's website.

Update: About one week after publishing this article, my mom received her check from the state that was worth $364 and some change from unclaimed dividends! It took less than 30 seconds to find this unclaimed money, so I'd urge you to try this today.

After I found out that my mother was owed some money, all we had to do was fill out the form and submit it. We were also instructed to print out a form, have it notarized and delivered to the State's Treasury Department by next month. Light lifting for a forgotten $200.

Try doing a search for your last name in your current state and all the other locations that you've lived. Also try using your maiden name. I also searched some family members names and found that my Grandmother had some State Bonds available, but the values were under $25. Not worth the time and effort.

Here is the MSNBC Website with further details!

You might be rich! Here's how to find out.

Did you do the search? Did you find any unclaimed money?

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      ibrahim.mzee1@yahoo.com 

      2 years ago

      sir. Kindly. A. M. Looking. For. Unclaimed. Funds. To. Claim. As. A. Next. Of. Kin. To. Share. As. Partners. If. Nobody. Applies. To claim

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      Becky Lancette Berg 

      6 years ago

      How do I do this? I would like to find out more.

    • TheSituation profile image

      TheSituation 

      8 years ago

      Great hub!! Nice work. My step-father recently passed away without a will and in trying to find accounts etc, I looked up unclaimed property in TX and MI...so far I am up to almost $2000 between him, his sister (deceased) and mothe (also deceased.) Some people just do not keep track of things

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      carol hanson 

      8 years ago

      house left by my father robert hanson he made no will the house for me and my brother he died. i wandered what has happened to this property has he had a wife.

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      shantelle 

      8 years ago

      new 2 this don't know what im really doing...

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      shantelle 

      8 years ago

      new 2 this don't know what im really doing...

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      masmasika 

      9 years ago

      This is interesting. Too bad I'm not from the US. Nice piece.

    • girly_girl09 profile imageAUTHOR

      girly_girl09 

      9 years ago from United States

      Update! My mom got her check today for $364 and some change. Not bad for 30 seconds of "work"! She got confused because she thought it was a refund check for taxes. lol Our state processed her unclaimed money claim very quickly (within a week). Pretty cool!

    • girly_girl09 profile imageAUTHOR

      girly_girl09 

      9 years ago from United States

      ahaha congrats; that is so awesome!!!!! Glad you found something as it's better than nothing. :)

    • Everyday Miracles profile image

      Becki Rizzuti 

      9 years ago from Indiana, USA

      How about that! I am owed a payroll check from several years ago! Thanks for suggesting I look it up anyway! I don't know how much it's going to be, and it's going to be a few weeks while I verify my identity, but that's cool! DH is the same!

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      Rebecca Graf 

      9 years ago from Wisconsin

      People don't realize this. Though we haven't found any. I'll keep searching.

    • girly_girl09 profile imageAUTHOR

      girly_girl09 

      9 years ago from United States

      You never know! My mom was pleasantly surprised. For the heck of it, I did a few family friend's names too and stuff came up. You might have $100 or so laying around from old interest in an old savings account or a refund check that never made it to you. It's totally free to try so I'd encourage you to check it out...or at least up look your friends and family. It's kind of fun! :)

    • Everyday Miracles profile image

      Becki Rizzuti 

      9 years ago from Indiana, USA

      Interesting hub! I've thought about doing this but just figured that there really wasn't any point: I don't have any relatives who are worth anything in the end. They all seem to spend their money rather than passing it on!

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