Thursday, January 06, 2005

Claim unclaimed money, reprise

I originally posted on this on October 10, but thought it deserved a revisit. Last night, I ran into a friend I hadn't seen in a while, and she said that three of her family members found money using this site! Maybe now it's your turn . . .

There is great site that allows you to check for unclaimed money and other assets that may belong to you or your family. On my first visit there, I put in a family surname and found that the children of two of my deceased cousins have money waiting for them. I got in touch with them immediately to let them know.

To start your free search, visit the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators, a nonprofit organization. You never know what you might find! And if you happen upon a windfall, there are many worthy organizations that would be happy to receive a donation. You could send it to CARE for their work in Haiti, or donate to Heifer for their work in Armenia, or contribute to Doctors without Borders for their work in Sudan.

I'd love to hear about some success stories. Just comment below!


Steve said...

I guess its' worth a try, but I think any money I have would be claimed!!!LOL

Karama said...

Hey Steve, I would have thought the same thing, but sometimes folks die and leave an account that the family doesn't know about. You never know! Good luck! :)