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10 ways to DIY your 2nd stimulus check (and forget Congress)

MoneyWise Logo By Doug Whiteman of MoneyWise | Slide 2 of 11: You may have some money sitting out there, maybe in an old account, that you've completely forgotten about. That's surprisingly common. It happens to 1 in 10 Americans, according to the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators, which says the states return $3 billion in unclaimed property to its rightful owners every year. You can search what's in state databases of unclaimed funds by going to MissingMoney.com. There, you'll find out if you left any money in an old checking or savings account, or if you’re entitled to life insurance proceeds from relatives who've passed away.

1. Go after your long-lost money

You may have some money sitting out there, maybe in an old account, that you've completely forgotten about. That's surprisingly common.

It happens to 1 in 10 Americans, according to the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators, which says the states return $3 billion in unclaimed property to its rightful owners every year.

You can search what's in state databases of unclaimed funds by going to MissingMoney.com. There, you'll find out if you left any money in an old checking or savings account, or if you’re entitled to life insurance proceeds from relatives who've passed away.

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