There are $16 billion worth of U.S. savings bonds that have already reached their maximum value but haven't been claimed.
You may wonder how somebody could lose track of an investment like this. The thing is, savings bonds take 20 to 40 years to mature, so people sometimes just forget about them.
But it's worth checking, because the average successful search turns up bonds worth about $1,000.
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