The state may have your money and you don't even know anything about it.

The amount of unclaimed funds and the amount of people in New Jersey linked to these unclaimed funds are both ridiculously high.

It's definitely something you should look into just to make sure you're not missing out on money.

We're talking BILLIONS of dollars and MILLIONS of people.

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The New Jersey Department of Treasury’s Unclaimed Property Administration is holding $6.3 billion in forgotten assets in New Jersey. That according to an article in the Asbury Park Press.

Photo by Colin Watts on Unsplash
Photo by Colin Watts on Unsplash

33 million people don't even know this money is out there.

That's crazy!

The Asbury Park Press states:

"Our Unclaimed Property Administration works diligently year-round to safeguard and reunite people with unclaimed assets,” said State Treasurer Elizabeth Maher Muoio. “In doing so, UPA has broken its own records for returning property to rightful owners for two consecutive years. This remarkable success is a testament to UPA’s commitment to its overarching mission and an example of public service at its finest.”

Photo by Sasun Bughdaryan on Unsplash
Photo by Sasun Bughdaryan on Unsplash

So what is this money that some New Jersey residents don't even know anything about?

It could be old bank accounts, unused rebate cards, uncashed paychecks and traveler's checks, among other things.

The big question is how do you know if the state is holding your property?

It's super easy, all you have to do is check out this website,

Photo by Viacheslav Bublyk on Unsplash
Photo by Viacheslav Bublyk on Unsplash

You can also attend Public Outreach Events to get more information.

Here are two upcoming events:

5/18/2024 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Steel Mill Street Fair
Roebling Museum
100 2nd Ave.
Roebling, NJ 08554

6/8/2024 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Bordentown City Green Fair
Carslake Community Center
207 Crosswicks St.
Bordentown City, NJ 08505

Maybe there's money sitting there for you and you'll be pleasantly surprised!

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