Financial Challenge – Day 18

In our last Financial Challenge we searched the state data bases to see if we had any unclaimed money that we had forgotten about. We are going to continue along that theme today and search several Federal data bases which may also contain some forgotten money for you.

Find unclaimed money

In the last challenge, we had you write down a list with 1) all the different states where you have lived or held a job and 2) where all your deceased relatives and the states where they lived and worked. Take that list out again so that you can search the following data bases:

The National Unclaimed Property Database: Free search database and resource site for over $35 billion of unclaimed money and property held by U.S. fe


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5 Responses to Financial Challenge – Day 18

  1. Gloria says:

    No lucj today, but thanks any how :) It was fun searching.

  2. Donna Luna says:

    I followed the link to the National Unclaimed Property Database and began to sign up until I saw the amount of personal information, such as income, home ownership, that the site required. That is absolutely outrageous, and I find your recommendation irresponsible. While I understand that the site is maintained by advertisers and the information is wanted to help the advertisers target their audience, that amount of personal information out in cyberspace in a time of increased identify fraud – especially when merely a name, age, and zip code can provide a third party with enough information to acquire detailed information about a person – is dangerous. I have been generally pleased with your newsletter, but this time it’s “thumbs down.”

  3. Greg says:

    Put in false info – it’s only for advertisers. They never asked for my name.

  4. Wilson says:

    Hey Jeffrey, finally got down to the last day of your series! Man, you are perhaps the most hardcore about this type of advise as I’ve seen. Looking forward to your next pieces.

    Greg’s comment does raise some doubts for me though as far as the credibility in some of these ‘searches’. To be practical and honest, I would think that I’d know if I had some real estate or bonds left somewhere. But a search (if legit and doesn’t promote spam) couldn’t hurt. At worse it will turn up nothing.

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