Unclaimed Assets: How I “Earned” $43 in Two Minutes
I’m really enjoying reading The Cheapskate Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of Americans Living Happily Below Their Means. I have found many kindred spirits in the interviews. The author, Jeff Yeager, is very fun and reminds me of another favorite Tightwad, Amy Dacysyn.
Throughout the book are Cheap Shots which are quick suggestions with an estimated dollar savings. I learned how to find unclaimed assets. The assets are usually turned over to state treasuries until they are claimed or until an amount of time passes.
It sounded too good to be true, but I searched nonetheless. My two minutes of effort “earned” $43! It was a paycheck from one of my first serving jobs.
I am tickled to have gotten my $43, but average claims are $1000, and one in eight Americans are eligible for claims.
Go to Unclaimed.org to see if you have money waiting for you!