Thursday, August 4, 2011

How do i find unclaimed money

How do i find unclaimed money? Have you ever tracked down some forgotten assets? How did it work? Can you provide some tips based on your experience? Are there other tools and resources that should be added to this list?

Here are the methods Consumer Reports recommends for how do find unclaimed money and finding and reclaiming lost property :

* For property held by states, use MissingMoney.com. (Or just scroll down this page to the list I’ve put together that links to each state’s unclaimed property department.)

* For unclaimed U.S. savings bonds, visit Treasury Hunt at the U.S. government’s Treasury Direct site.

* For accounts at a failed bank, visit the FDIC unclaimed funds site. For accounts at failed credit unions, visit the NCUA unclaimed funds site.

* To track down an abandoned defined-benefit pension, check out the government’s Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp missing participant database. If the plan is still active, you’ll need to read this PDF on finding a lost pension. (The Money Adviser article has more info on this subject.)

* To find an unclaimed 401(k) plan, visit the National Registry of Unclaimed Retirement Benefits. You may also want to read the afore-mentioned PDF on finding a lost pension from the PBGC.

* For missing life-insurance proceeds, try MissingMoney.com. The American Council of Life Insurers has some tips for finding a missing policy.

* If you think the IRS owes you money, head over to its website and use the Where’s My Refund? tool.


How do i find unclaimed money[solved] Good luck finding unclaimed money that might belong to you!

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