Did you know that an estimated $41.7 billion - billion - is currently held in government unclaimed-property programs? Some of that unclaimed money could be yours.
Sound like a scam? It isn't, although some scam companies and individual scammers will try to charge you fees to recover it.
Warning: If someone asks for a fee to search for unclaimed money, don't pay. It's a free search.
Before I tell you how to find your unclaimed money, though, here's how it gets unclaimed in the first place.