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-- -- -- other topic meanwhile do you own -- part of fifty billion dollars in unclaimed cash.
It's very likely and my next guest is here to tell you how to get your share of that money Mary Pittman author of the little book of missing money joins me now.
Still this morning Mary that there's fifty billion dollars of money that American somehow have overlooked.
It's actually from only three places.
These states are holding 41 point seven billion they're sixteen billion in savings bonds that have stopped earning interest -- should be cashed in and reinvested.
And the other 300 million is up from forgotten pensions there's actually a lot more places that money is hiding that people don't know about.
Aren't claimed and distributed child support.
I don't even -- I Rihanna and on the list is also even paychecks.
That people haven't gotten to list goes on in honor -- things not on the list that would not be included here.
What do you mean that that are not on the list that 58 billion dollars does not include.
Oh yes that's what it that's what I was mentioning the unclaimed and on distributed child support.
Class action lawsuits.
How do refunds IRS -- -- return because of the bad address there's lots are only doing what you want to -- -- -- my people thinking might be owed money how do you find out if you -- on that list day in and how to get the Dow.
It's very easy to do.
But unclaimed dot org and that's dot org not dot com dot com -- charging -- should never pay for an online search.
From there you can search any state that you've ever lived -- and look under every name you've used in addition up -- the top.
Is a link it's at the green tab that says additional sources for unclaimed property you can click on that and it will take you to federal sites.
As well as a few international sites.
So how -- make sure that I you know I don't leave money behind in the first place.
There's several things that you can go and that's a very good question -- because people need to know how to prevent this from happening.
First of all have some type of customer initiated activity on your accounts at least once a year.
We have a savings account put five dollars and take five dollars out don't letting us tell that they earning interest doesn't count.
Don't let it sit there okay what else right don't let it sit there.
Update your beneficiary contact information in some cases you may find out that the person has died or it's an -- -- Cash every check Cassini he'd get it you can ask for your utility deposit refunds to be refunded now if you've been current on your bill.
That's a good idea -- like that.
Are -- that's a great -- Mary holding onto it.
-- it's a great -- Mary thanks for coming on tonight and the website is unclaimed.
Dot org if you his -- Mickey there's money for you you don't know -- thanks for coming on -- appreciate your time.
Thank you Jerry.
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