How to Track Down Unclaimed Funds Owed You

by Paige Estigarribia
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Do you have any forgotten funds floating around out there waiting to be claimed? We get advice from a CFP on the easiest ways to check if any unclaimed funds are owed to you and how to claim them.

You might just have a small financial surprise waiting in your name at your state’s unclaimed property department. You just have to claim it! But, what exactly are forgotten funds or unclaimed property? And how do you get access if you find unclaimed property in your name? To get some answers, we reached out to Stephen Bain, CFP at Partners in Financial Planning in Salem, VA. Here’s what he had to say:

Q: What are popular stores or places that carry stylish and functional accessories at reasonable prices?

Lisa: Here are my top favorites:

RocksBox! This is a relatively new find of mine, but it's great for stylish ladies on a budget. RocksBox provides a genius new subscription program that allows you to borrow three pieces of gorgeous jewelry each month, which you can then exchange at any time for three new pieces of jewelry.

If you'd prefer to purchase items instead of "borrow" them, try Purple Peridot.

Boss Lady Tip: Many of these retailers sell great looking jewelry, but the metals are not waterproof and even the oils in your skin might dull them over time. I find that a light coating of Krylon Crystal Clear Acrylic Coating Spray does wonders for extending the life of your non-precious metal jewelry.

Q: What are popular stores or places that carry stylish and functional accessories at reasonable prices?

Lisa: Here are my top favorites:

RocksBox! This is a relatively new find of mine, but it's great for stylish ladies on a budget. RocksBox provides a genius new subscription program that allows you to borrow three pieces of gorgeous jewelry each month, which you can then exchange at any time for three new pieces of jewelry.

If you'd prefer to purchase items instead of "borrow" them, try Purple Peridot.

Boss Lady Tip: Many of these retailers sell great looking jewelry, but the metals are not waterproof and even the oils in your skin might dull them over time. I find that a light coating of Krylon Crystal Clear Acrylic Coating Spray does wonders for extending the life of your non-precious metal jewelry.

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Q: What are popular stores or places that carry stylish and functional accessories at reasonable prices?

Lisa: Here are my top favorites:

RocksBox! This is a relatively new find of mine, but it's great for stylish ladies on a budget. RocksBox provides a genius new subscription program that allows you to borrow three pieces of gorgeous jewelry each month, which you can then exchange at any time for three new pieces of jewelry.

If you'd prefer to purchase items instead of "borrow" them, try Purple Peridot.

Boss Lady Tip: Many of these retailers sell great looking jewelry, but the metals are not waterproof and even the oils in your skin might dull them over time. I find that a light coating of Krylon Crystal Clear Acrylic Coating Spray does wonders for extending the life of your non-precious metal jewelry.

Q: What are popular stores or places that carry stylish and functional accessories at reasonable prices?

Lisa: Here are my top favorites:

RocksBox! This is a relatively new find of mine, but it's great for stylish ladies on a budget. RocksBox provides a genius new subscription program that allows you to borrow three pieces of gorgeous jewelry each month, which you can then exchange at any time for three new pieces of jewelry.

If you'd prefer to purchase items instead of "borrow" them, try Purple Peridot.

Boss Lady Tip: Many of these retailers sell great looking jewelry, but the metals are not waterproof and even the oils in your skin might dull them over time. I find that a light coating of Krylon Crystal Clear Acrylic Coating Spray does wonders for extending the life of your non-precious metal jewelry.

Q: What are popular stores or places that carry stylish and functional accessories at reasonable prices?

Lisa: Here are my top favorites:

RocksBox! This is a relatively new find of mine, but it's great for stylish ladies on a budget. RocksBox provides a genius new subscription program that allows you to borrow three pieces of gorgeous jewelry each month, which you can then exchange at any time for three new pieces of jewelry.

If you'd prefer to purchase items instead of "borrow" them, try Purple Peridot.

Boss Lady Tip: Many of these retailers sell great looking jewelry, but the metals are not waterproof and even the oils in your skin might dull them over time. I find that a light coating of Krylon Crystal Clear Acrylic Coating Spray does wonders for extending the life of your non-precious metal jewelry.

Reviewed August 2021

About the Expert

Stephen Bain is a 2011 graduate of Virginia Tech with a degree in Finance. Stephen has been in the financial planning and investment management business since 2011 and is a Certified Financial Planner™. He worked for a fee-only financial planning firm in Greensboro, NC from 2011 to 2015 and joined Partners in Financial Planning in January of 2016.

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