I recently discovered $81.13 of free money online. It took me 30 seconds to find and three minutes to claim.
OK, OK: Technically, it wasn’t free money. At some point in my life, I earned it. I handed it over to the City of St. Petersburg, Florida, to put the water bill in my name… and then I forgot all about it.
That is, until a recent Sunday afternoon when I was bored and contemplating ways to make extra money.
On a whim, I searched my name on the state of Florida’s unclaimed property website. Lo and behold, it was me: Robin C. Hartill, $81.13 of forgotten water money begging to be claimed. I filled out a form that asked for a few identifying details, then clicked the submit button.
Less than two weeks later, the check arrived via snail mail.
The official Robin C. Hartill net worth