This is a list you will want your name to be on during the holiday season. Nebraska State Treasurer Don Stenberg says you can give yourself a Christmas present by checking their unclaimed propery division.
Stenberg says, "We are holding about $170 million for 350,000 owners. Just this calendar year we returned about $13 million to more than 15,000 Nebraskans. In my eight years as treasurer we've returned more than $96 million to over 126,000 Nebraskans. I'm often asked how people not know they have that money. The answer is I don't know but it does happen a lot and we are happy to return the money to the rightful owners."
Stenberg says the funds could come from forgotten bank accounts, un-cashed paychecks, rent and utility deposits to a family trust or insurance benefits from deceased relatives or loved ones.
Residents are encouraged to go to treasurer.nebraska.gov and check the unclaimed property list. If the amount is under $500, you can fill out a claim form online. If the amount is over $500, you will have to fill out some paperwork to show proof of ownership.