Wouldn’t you be interested in finding some missing money?
I suppose there are a lot of folks out there who have lost anything from family property to 401(k) plans. Speaking of 401(k) plans…how does that work? You leave a company and years later you remember you had a 401(k) plan with your old company worth thousands of dollars? I suppose it can and does happen!
More likely, you’re not sure if a deceased loved one had a life insurance policy, but you’re not sure where to look because you can’t make sense of all their documents and papers.
Well, worry no more. There are a number of helpful resources available to track down missing money:
- Property held by states: www.missingmoney.com. This site has records from all 50 states.
- Matured savings bonds (bonds dating from1974 or missed payments): www.treasurydirect.gov. Click on Search for Your Securities.
- Lost 401(k) plan: www.unclaimedretirementbenefits.com. Plan sponsors, administrators and custodians register missing participants who have unclaimed retirement funds.
- Deceased loved one’s life insurance policy: www.missingmoney.com.
- Current year tax refund: www.irs.gov . Click on Where’s My Refund?
We’re curious to know. Have you ever had to search for lost money or property? If so, how did you go about finding it?
Where to find lost loot [Consumer Reports, October 2010]