Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Are You Missing Some Money?
No, that's not a rhetorical question. Actually, you may not know it, but you may actually be missing money. Really. And how cool would that be? Especially in this economy!
The State of Illinois has a whole bunch of other people's money and some of it may be yours. In fact, they're sitting on $1.4 BILLION that belongs to 60,000 Illinoisans! I don't know how long they have to hold it for you, but what I do know is that as long as the money is sitting in their coffers, it's not earning interest for you, it's not paying down your debt, it's not helping to pay for junior's college education or pay for the new furnace and it's not funding your dream vacation.
Believe it or not, the State wants to give us our money. All we have to do is claim it.
To find out whether or not the State of Illinois has any of your forgotten about money (or that of your less tech-savvy parents - seriously, I'm going to search for my parents), just visit the State's Cash Dash website. You can search the website without creating a login.
When you find that you're owed money or other property, you can file your claims online. And then, once you receive your check, don't forget to thank Little Merry Sunshine for helping to reunite you with your money.
Want more information? ABC7 had a great story about the Dash for Cash.