Are you missing money? According to the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators, there is a huge amount of free unclaimed money that is waiting to be returned. CBS News Business and Economics Correspondent Rebecca Jarvis told “Early Show” co-anchor Harry Smith “unclaimed money — or unclaimed property as it’s often called — are accounts with financial institutions or companies that have gone inactive or that have lost contact with you. This may occur if you moved or never cashed a check; or it got lost in the mail.”
This might be your missing money — apply and get it. To find out if you have money owed to you, the easiest way is do some research online. Each state is required to keep track of unclaimed property, she explained.
Forty states participate in a national database Missing Money.com.
You just have to type in your name and your state and see if you pop up in their records. To claim your money, follow the instructions on the website.