MissingMoney.com Gets Your Money Back from the State

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Want satisfaction? For a lot of people, nothing is more satisfying than getting money back from the government. The site MissingMoney.com has teamed up with over 35 states to provide searchable records of unclaimed property. Simply enter a last name, and an optional first name and/or state, and search; you might turn up a lot more than you think. I searched for three last names from my family and got half a dozen hits for people in my family, all over the country. I’m in the process of emailing everyone about their entries. I wonder if I’ll get finder’s fees? Ha, just kidding.


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