This is a sponsored post on behalf of the Illinois Treasurer’s I-Cash program. All thoughts and opinions are 100% mine.
A happy Friday morning to you all! Hard to believe we are entering the fall season and getting closer to our holiday times. There is only one problem with that. Money! I do believe every year I spend more on gifts than I did the year before. Some people are very hard to buy for :) Today I want to introduce to you a program that just might help out with the spending funds. I had personally never heard of this program before and was very interested in trying it out. Let me tell you a little about what it is, and then I want to show you what I found.
"Through the I-Cash program, the Illinois Treasurer's Unclaimed Property Division connects people with their unclaimed property. 1-in-4 residents who search for property end up finding something to claim. And the average payout is $2,900."
Now, don't go getting all excited ahead of time, but I was eager to see how it worked and what I might find by searching my name and any relative's names. I am going to show you exactly what I found as I go!
First, I visited IllinoisTreasurer.gov/ICASH. The website is easily accessible and I loved how uncomplicated it was to follow the steps. As you can see, you just click on the big "Get Started" button and voila! You will enter your name, or a relative's name, as well as the zip code or city. I put in my name, it took just a few seconds, and the page popped up with, no results. Now, I really didn't think there would be anything big for my name. My money and property, little though they may be, are kept pretty close handed. But it sure was fun to dream about finding an old checking account, unknown inheritance, or some long lost piece of property that would have money spilling out of my pockets. You all know how it is :) Money is scarce to come by nowadays, and it is always exciting when there is the possibility of an unclaimed treasure out there.
So, while I didn't come across anything in my searches, I would urge you all to take a minute, follow the link below, and just give it a try. It;s fast, free and confidential can't hurt and it just might result in finding what's yours. Definitely worth it in my opinion!
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