With the Holidays and Christmas shopping upon us, every little bit of extra cash helps out!

Do you have "forgotten" money with the state treasurer?

This week, the updated list of unclaimed property and money has been released by the Louisiana state treasurer.

According to John Kennedy, there is over $500 Million waiting to be claimed. The money comes from old forgotten bank accounts, stocks, oil and gas royalty payments, utility deposits, and payroll checks.

You can search by name or address. Get started by visiting the Louisiana Treasury web page.