Dateline NBC had a story on Sunday night about unclaimed property. It could be old paychecks, stock notes, etc. When no one claims them, they are turned over to the state.
Here’s the site to check out http://unclaimed.org
Pick a state and type in the name. Within seconds you can see if there are funds sitting there for you. Best of all, the search is FREE! Unfortunately, not all states have something.
I have run a search before, and I believe I have found funds that could have belonged to my Grandmother. I haven’t done anything about it – but I think I will now. You never know.