Have you heard about Idaho unclaimed property fund? Per the Idaho State Treasurer’s website, there are more than $120 million in unclaimed assets in Idaho that are just waiting to be claimed by their rightful owners. Are you one of the folks that the State of Idaho owes money to?
Annually, millions of dollars are turned over to the State of Idaho; these properties may include: stocks, bonds, mutual funds, bank accounts, uncashed payroll checks, utility deposits, traveler’s checks, contents from safety deposit boxes, and more.
Will the State contact you to let you know that they have assets that belong to you? Sadly, not in my experience. So, what happens to unclaimed assets? Rumor has it that the State of Idaho will hold the assets for 3 years, and then they become property of the State.
This year, I discovered the State owes my husband and me about $200. Woot Wooh – I feel like I won the lottery! I’d say it was well worth the 5 minutes it took me to search their website (and far better result than any lottery ticket I’ve ever purchased). From that small payday, I’ve been inspired to set a recurring reminder on my calendar to check the website every January. You too can find out if you have money coming by visiting http://sto.idaho.gov/unclaimedproperty
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