Did you know that the State of Arkansas has over $170 million dollars of unclaimed funds? You could have some of that coming to you.

So what exactly are these unclaimed funds? It could be stocks, savings, checking accounts, utility deposits, cashier's checks, money orders, or even contents of safety deposit boxes. By law, these financial institutions have to turn this over to the state.

So how do you go about seeing if you have unclaimed funds in Arkansas? Just go to ClaimItAR.com.  and do a search under the claiming property button. I did just that and found out I had some unclaimed money from my insurance company. After filling out the forms I am now waiting on their response. I was shocked to see it was over $100.

If you do not find something under your name, do a search under a relative that has passed away like an aunt or uncle even a parent. If you have taken over their estate you may be due some funds as well. If a relative has passed away make sure they have been gone for a period of at least three years so that you will get the most accurate information.

You may also call 1-800-252-4648 to have an Arkansas unclaimed property representative help you file your claim. The service is free of charge. Once your claim has been filed you will receive electronic updates on the status of your claim. Who knows, maybe you will get lucky and have some unclaimed funds.

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Every beach town has its share of pluses and minuses, which got us thinking about what makes a beach town the best one to live in. To find out, Stacker consulted data from WalletHub, released June 17, 2020, that compares U.S. beach towns. Ratings are based on six categories: affordability, weather, safety, economy, education and health, and quality of life. The cities ranged in population from 10,000 to 150,000, but they had to have at least one local beach listed on TripAdvisor. Read the full methodology here. From those rankings, we selected the top 50. Readers who live in California and Florida will be unsurprised to learn that many of towns featured here are in one of those two states.

Keep reading to see if your favorite beach town made the cut.

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