Years ago I found out that I had a some money around $100 from a former car insurance company I was with. It was like finding a $20 in your pants pocket! Over at Budgets are Sexy reminded me of the unclaimed money that many are missing out on.
You may recall from last year that my wife is an accidental hoarder of money. She forgets cash in birthday cards, jacket pockets, graduations cards from 11 years ago (true story), and apparently also PAYCHECKS WORTH HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS she never cashed! WTF?
That check up top was long earned and forgotten over a decade ago from temp work she picked up after graduating college. I finally convinced her a year ago to do her own search for unclaimed money (and by “convince her” I mean I did it FOR her), and she finally got around to submitting the claim. If I didn’t know better, I’d think she’s allergic to money 😉