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What is Missing Money?

Thursday, July 10th, 2008

For some people, missing money may sound weird. But wait, do you know that you may have your share in the unclaimed property and money that accounts to over $35 billions? Just think how you can benefit form $50,000 of your missing money.

Unclaimed money and property are new and it has been existence for many years. The problem is many people don’t know how to claim their missing money and much worse, many people don’t even know that they have a huge sum that can be claimed. Each and every US state government has billions of money in the unclaimed property category.

Lost Cash – Unclaimed Money in Texas

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

Lost cash is the unclaimed money by people in Texas. When people change their job or shift to other places they forget to collect their salary checks or insurance checks. Most of them forget even to leave back their forwarding address and so the money left remains unclaimed. In Texas if the money or the property remains unclaimed for five years it is declared as lost cash and it stays with Texas State Comptroller’s Office till the owner claims for them. This lost cash contains anything from forgotten bank accounts, stock and cash dividends, checks that have been not yet cashed, insurance benefits that have been un-collected and so on so forth. When Texas State Comptroller’s office turns over the lost cash then after two years it is auctioned off.

Magazine subscription scam

Tuesday, April 18th, 2006

The recipient of a gift subscription receives the magazine. Think all is well? Think again, they also receive a bill.

After lots of contemplating about giving the right gift you decide on a subscription to the person’s favorite magazine. You fill out all the needed information for this person to receive the magazine and you to receive the bill. You then pay the bill in full upon receipt.

What do you know about bankruptcy?

Wednesday, March 29th, 2006

Sometimes the things you do not know can hurt you. What is your bankruptcy IQ? Read on for some information that may help increase your understanding of bankruptcy.

Bankruptcy isn’t something you like to think about, but you may find yourself considering it at some point in your life. How do know if it’s the right thing for you?

Let’s start with information on what it is. Bankruptcy is a federal court process that helps individuals and businesses repay their debts under the protection of the bankruptcy court (Chapter 13 Bankruptcy) or wipe their debts out altogether (Chapter 7 Bankruptcy). When you file for bankruptcy, an automatic stay goes into effect which prohibits your creditors from taking action to collect the debt without the approval of the court.

IRS claims billions of dollars are missing

Wednesday, February 8th, 2006

Did you pay all of your taxes? Some individuals and business have not and it is adding up. The Internal Revenue Service has reported that the gap between taxes paid and taxes owed stood at more than $300 billion, with a large portion due to individuals understating income.

“Even after IRS enforcement efforts and late payments, the government is being shortchanged by over a quarter trillion dollars by those who pay less than their fair share,� said IRS Commissioner Mark Everson. “People who aren’t paying their taxes shift the burden to the rest of us.�

Police holding unclaimed money.

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2005

About $30,000 in unclaimed cash will be moved into the city’s general fund if the rightful owners don’t claim it by the end of the month. To claim this money contact the Oklahoma City Police Department.

The found money turned into the police ranges from one penny to $3,317. Police do make every attempt to return this money to the owners prior to adding it to the city’s budget. There isn’t a standard amount, it is just money that the police had turned in to them for various reasons.

Lost Money – How $2,000 Went Missing

Monday, September 12th, 2005

Imagine losing $2,000 for three years and not knowing it was gone.

That’s what a recent article published in the Daily Journal Online talks about. In the example above it was a city government who had lost $2000 and didn’t even know it. The lost money was reported to the Indiana state treasurer and there it sat for 3 years. This is not that uncommon. Many people have lost money being held by a state, local or Federal agency and they don’t even know it!

Who knows – you could be owed money and you don’t even know it.

Free Money – Are You Passing It Up At Work?

Monday, September 5th, 2005

Free money – do you want it? You would think that most people would jump at the chance. However, Three business school professors have discovered that when it comes to work most people are leaving hundreds or thousands of free dollars left on the table.

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer is reporting that in their study, called: “$100 Bills on the Sidewalk: Suboptimal Savings in 401(k) Plans.”, most people are not taking advantage of investment fund matching programs. This is where the employer will match any contribution you make to an investment account like a 401K retirement account.

Unclaimed money waits in Edgecombe County North Carolina

Saturday, September 3rd, 2005

Edgecombe County Clerk of Superior Court Carol Allen White said her office is trying to find the rightful owners of about $19,503 in unclaimed property, money and funds being held by her office.

“If satisfactory proof of claim is not presented by Oct. 1, the law requires us to submit the money to the N.C. Treasurer’s office. After we send the money to the state treasurer’s office, the rightful owners will have to contact Raleigh to get their money back.”

Does Florida owe you lost money?

Wednesday, June 8th, 2005

This story by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that 54,639 people and companies in Broward County Florida and 32,937 in Palm Beach County Florida who have money or valuables at the state’s Unclaimed Property agency. These lost funds and unclaimed property come from old bank accounts, insurance policies, uncashed checks, business accounts, safe deposit boxes and other sources. Every state and some Federal agencies are holding unclaimed property. In fact, it is said that there is over $30 billion dollars in unclaimed property listed by these agencies. Most people don’t even know they are owed the money.

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