Friday, November 24, 2017

Could You be Sitting on Lost Cash?

find your money
In the United States alone, there is approximately $32 billion of unclaimed assets that have been forgotten by their rightful owners, or in some cases, their owners aren’t even aware exist! That’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to lost cash that could be reclaimed, and whether you’re in dire straits, dealing with debt, or not, it has to be worth checking if any of this cash could rightfully be yours...

Check Out the Government Savings Bond Database

A good place to find lost cash is the federal government’s E Savings Bonds database, of which around $17 billion worth has not been claimed. These E Bonds were available between 1941 and 1980 as a safe, government-backed form of saving, If you were around back then and there’s any chance you could have bought bonds or had them gifted to you, it’s worth checking out.

Look Into Compensation

There are millions of people out there who have been injured or ill-treated and could be entitled to compensation ranging from a few hundred to millions of dollars. So, contacting a personal injury claim solicitors, employment lawyer, or whichever legal representative is most appropriate for your situation could result in you getting the lost cash you need. Obviously, this will only be appropriate for those of you who have actually had an issue that you could litigate against.

Check the NAUPA Website

The National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators is a fantastic resource for those of you who may have once opened a bank account, perhaps a savings account for your kids, or an account grandma set up for the kids, that you somehow forgot to cash out. Check it out if you want to know if you have any money that is rightfully yours sitting doing nothing.

Go to the IRS

Perhaps, this is the idea that is most likely to bear fruit. If you go to the IRS website, you will be able to find all kinds of information about tax refunds that are available and how you can get them. There is a good chance that you’ll find some sort of refund that you’re eligible for and it’s your money, so go ahead and do it! Just click on the “Where’s My Refund?” enter some basic information, and you’re good to go. Good Luck!

Check Your Drawers

You might think that you can account for every single cent of cash you have, and maybe you can, but what about that gift card that your aunt gave you for Christmas or those gift certificates you won a few years back and never used? It’s always worth checking for gift cards that you haven’t used because, even if you don’t want to use them, you can sell them off at a slight discount to people who do, and since it’s estimated that $6.8 billion worth of gift cards go unredeemed each year, it has to be worth a try.

I hope this helps you finally get what you’re owed!

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