Hello everyone! Hope you’re doing well. Before I get into the updates and favorites, I wanted to share with you a small milestone here. No big deal, but for the first time, Squirrelers in on track to exceed 25,000 pageviews in a month. Kind of neat, given when I started the blog in 2010 nobody knew about it and it was my first foray into blogging.
So, thanks to everyone to being a part of it. Those of you that keep coming back to visit and contribute via comments, I especially appreciate it.
With that, I’ll move on to some acknowledgements and recommended reading from the personal finance blogosphere. With repsect to the latter, there was one article that I want to expand upon and encourage you to check out. It was at Wealth Informatics, and titled How to Find Unclaimed Money (and Unclaimed Property). There, Suba tells you about types of unclaimed money and where you can go search for any that may be waiting for you. There are links for the different individual states in the US, as well as a few others (Canada, Puerto Rico).
Besides being a comprehensive resource, this post also got me to click a few links to check on any potential unclaimed money that I could claim. I expected nothing, just did it since I had finished going through the post. Lo and behold, I found that I may be due $230 dollars!
What a nice surprise! The money was from an employer over 10 years ago. Funny, it makes me think back to that time frame, and I had a fleeting memory of wondering then if I was short some salary that might be due to me. Apparently, I got really busy and never pursued it. Evenutally, I moved from that state.
I ended up filling out an online claim, which then provided me via email a pdf. The instructions indicate that I have to get this notarized, and then I needed to mail a hardcopy to the state office. How long it will take to process is indeterminate. That said, it’s worth printing, getting notarized, and mailing. Might as well try for that money, right? Better late than never with that salary, even if 10 years later!
So check it out. While it would seem logical that most people might not have unclaimed money, you or someone you know might be one of the fortunate ones. You never know, right?
The following are some other articles from around the personal finance blogosphere that caught my eye lately:
Bucksome Boomer shared Aging Parents, Boomerang Kids, and a Club Sandwich
Everyday Tips and Thoughts shared Evolving Expectations and Reactions
Financial Samurai shared What is Piercing the Corporate Veil?
Give Me Back My Five Bucks shared Dating Etiquette: How to Split the Costs
Money Beagle shared 1 Step to Getting a Better Performance Review
Money Cone shared 10 Reasons Why the Rich Hate Warren Buffett
Money Crush shared How I Finally Cut Back on Eating Out
Money Reasons shared Taking Advantage of Large Corporation Retailers
Wealth Artisan shared Burning Bridges
Squirrelers in Blog Carnivals
Squirrelers appeared in the following blog carnivals, in recent weeks:
Buffett on Gold: He Makes Some Interesting Points! was included as an Editor’s Pick in the Totally Money Blog Carnival at Free From Broke
August Giveaway Update: The winners of the August giveaway have been contacted, and accepted the gift cards. Congratulations to Kristen and Lisa!