The holidays are just around the corner and a little extra cash doesn't hurt. The headline is not a trick, the state of Florida has more than $2 billion dollars in unclaimed property money. Florida's Chief Financial Officer, Jimmy Patronis announced Monday that the South Florida area currently has more than $835 million in unclaimed funds. Patronis says that 1 in 5 state residents have unclaimed funds.
If you live in Miami-Dade county, there is $503,124,576 of unclaimed funds and in Broward there is $319,252,342. That's money just waiting for rightful owners to come forward and claim what belongs to them.
Where's the money coming from? It's the result of bank accounts left dormant, unclaimed insurance proceeds, stocks, refunds, or even abandoned safe deposit boxes.
To check if any of this money belongs to you just head to fltreasurehunt.gov and type your info.
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