Last month I read a story about the City of New York having unclaimed millions of dollars in it's coffers.  That got me thinking...could my name be attached to some unclaimed money?  Yes!

My search started at Maine.gov's Office of the State Treasurer website. I clicked on the Search/Claim button. Next step was clicking the "Get Started Now: Go" button. I filled in my name and up popped information saying that they had over $25 in my name waiting to be claimed.  My address was there to clarify that it was the correct Sandra.  I filed a simple claim and a check for $48.82 arrived the other day.  It only took a couple of weeks. Other states also have similar websites.

New Hampshire: State Treasury

Vermont: Office of State Treasurer

Massachusetts: Dept of State Treasurer