About Crystal

Crystal Marie lives by the philosophy that needing less rather than earning more is the key to happiness and financial serenity, which allowed her to “retire” from formal employment in health education at the age of 44. She can be found making the most of the second half on her blog, The Best 50 Years.


  1. AvatarJon @ MoneySmartGuides says

    When I did this search a few years ago I didn’t find any money for myself. Then I became curious and started looking for family members. I found my Dad some money (nothing much, about $100) from an old insurance policy and found my grandmother $250 of dividends from an investment. I found the whole process fun…like a treasure hunt.

    The claiming process was fairly straightforward as well. My Dad filled out a few forms online, printed, signed and mailed in.

  2. AvatarCrystal says

    My biggest find was for a friend a few years ago. She had a rebate coming and the company sent it to her street address. We don’t have street delivery here and it was returned as undeliverable, so they turned it over to the state and there it was just waiting to be found.