Yesterday my son was looking for his birth certificate. He had left a box of papers at my house, and found it in with old bank statements, etc. He also found a proxy vote form for a stock that he didn’t know he had. I remembered that a friend of ours had bought him a $100 worth of a stock when he was born. The account number was on the form, so he called the broker and learned that there was $3500 sitting in an account for him. This got me wondering, if there were other investiments, accounts, etc. that I didn’t know we had (particularly accounts from my dad who passed away a few years ago).
OK, I did search the couch cushions and jacket pockets, and found .53, but I also did a little research and thought I’d share some of the places to learn if you’ve got money that you had forgotten about or didn’t know you even had (like my son).