Americans sometimes have money or property that they did not claim from former employers or even old bank accounts.
In order to find these unclaimed items, there are different ways to check.
The Sun reports that one in 10 Americans owns unclaimed property or money, according to the National Association of Unclaimed Property Trustees.
This can be in the form of refunds, traveller’s checks, annuities, inventory, and many other forms.
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Here are 6 ways to sidestep your old finances
First, you may have unclaimed money or property somewhere.
Most people use unclaimed.org to find these assets.
NAUPA operates the website to help homeowners find their money and their property.
The site is free to use.
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Missingmoney.com is another site operated by NAUPA.
People can also miss out on credit card rewards.
You should check with your credit card company to see if they have a cash back or rewards program that you are missing out on.
You may miss tax refunds that you forgot due to the refund not being deliverable.
Check with the IRS if you are missing anything.
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Could your employer owe you wage arrears?
Check with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wages and Hours Division at https://webapps.dol.gov/wow/ to see if you have any missing wages.
If you find that you do, you can file a complaint.
You may have old retirement funds that you are not aware of.
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Check with the National Register of Unclaimed Retirement Benefits to see.
Finally, you can search the US Treasury Hunt website to see if you are missing any savings bonds that you received as a child that you may not be aware of.
These could be matured savings bonds or treasury bills, missing payments for Series H or HH savings bonds, or even missing payments for securities.
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