9 Ways You’ve Been Missing Out on Free Money
Don’t be a sucker
Sep 16, 2016
More money more problems, but sometimes those are the types of problems I want to have. Which is why I’ve figured out a whole bunch of ways to find/get/keep/hack extra cash that, frankly, you’re probably just passing by. Here, I would like to give them to you.
1. Not Looking for Unclaimed Checks in Your State
You may read that and be like “nope, not me” but I guarantee it can be—it was for me!—and my friends were astonished when I found their names in searches (sums ranging anywhere from $12 for an unfulfilled magazine subscription to hundreds for warranties). It takes all of about 5 minutes, and each state has different policies on nabbing your unclaimed checks, so make sure you do your legwork. (AKA read the directions.) Pro tip: Be sure to check out any state you have *ever* lived in, including during your college years. Just search “unclaimed funds” and the state, and you’ll be taken to the state’s website for that free $$$.
“MY FRIENDS WERE ASTONISHED WHEN I FOUND THEIR NAMES IN SEARCHES (SUMS RANGING ANYWHERE FROM $12 FOR AN UNFULFILLED MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION TO HUNDREDS FOR WARRANTIES).”