January 16, 2015 Leave a comment Your unclaimed money could be a click away By Komando Staff 70,17670.1k What do you think about this? Do you ever wish someone would just hand you a stack of (legal) money? With the average U.S. household credit card debt at $7,283, I doubt anyone would refuse the extra help. And even if you aren't in debt of some kind, a little extra spending money never hurts. What if I told you that you might have a stack of money just waiting for you to claim it? No, this isn't a scam, although scammers will use this information to try to trick you. I'll tell you how to spot an unclaimed-money scam at the end. Back to the stack of money. Right now, there's an estimated $41.7 billion - billion - is currently held in government unclaimed-property programs, and some of that unclaimed money could be yours. -advertisement- Maybe you forgot to get that deposit back from the electric utility when you rented your first apartment. An insurance company may have issued you a refund on a policy but couldn't find you. You might have been enrolled in a pension plan that was discontinued. By law, companies can't keep that money. And if they can't find you, they must turn it over to the state for safekeeping. You just need to claim it! Next page: Where to find unclaimed money Continued on next page1234Next View All Leave a comment Previous Tips 3 signs you need a new website Next Tips Turn your old phone into a security camera Related Articles 3 critical steps for secure online banking 5 ways to stop wasting printer ink and money Self-published author makes $450K Are you eligible for government benefits?