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Jeff Atwater: ‘Dollars and Sense’ Column ……..

Dear Fellow Floridians:

Are you crunched for cash this Christmas? Many are, and it’s to be expected with all of the parties and gift buying this Florida's Unclaimed Propertymonth. One quick way to possibly scrounge up a few extra bucks is by checking our unclaimed property program for an account in your name. It’s free, available online, and open 24/7 by visiting

There’s more than one billion dollars currently waiting to be claimed and some of it might be waiting for you! Have you ever forgotten to cash a last paycheck or reclaim a deposit from your cable company? More people have than you might think, but what you may not know is that this money doesn’t go lost forever. After a period of time, it comes to my Department’s unclaimed property program where the money will sit until you claim it.

So, before you start flipping couch cushions looking for a few extra dollars, take a quick trip to our website because you never know what you might find. Roughly one in five Floridians has an account, so the odds are in your favor!


Jeff Atwater
Chief Financial Officer
State of Florida





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