Do you know about unclaimed property? Every state has program that collect consumers property that was not claimed. Property can include things like an old bank account, stock, safe deposit box, real estate, or lost checks. This is money that is held within the state for the correct person or business to claim it.
In one case a company was able to claim a lost check, the amount was not substantial it's still money that is yours. Keeping your money in the unclaimed property fund does nothing for your financial goals. Another case was a person who found out he was owed over $500 dollars.
Instead of keeping your money in the unclaimed property fund think about moving your money to interest bearing accounts such as a traditional IRA, Roth IRA, Mutual Fund or Certificate of Deposit, or a life insurance policy.
Searching for unclaimed property is easy, go to the Nevada State Treasurer's
website at www.nevadatreasurer.gov
Want to check another state that you have lived or worked in, go to www.missingmoney.com