Kansas Treasurer Jake LaTurner is on his tour of Kansas’ 105 counties to promote many of the programs and services administered by the Treasurer’s Office. The tour will be stopping in Barton County on Tuesday, Oct. 24. Treasurer LaTurner and his staff will be at the Great Bend Public Library from 9-10 a.m.
“My goal as the State Treasurer is to help Kansans plan and prepare for the future,” said LaTurner. “During my stop in Barton County, we will be promoting four very important and rewarding missions at the Treasurer’s Office: Returning unclaimed property to its rightful owners, helping Kansans save for higher education, empowering individuals living with a disability and their loved ones to save for disability-related expenses, and increasing the financial knowledge of all Kansans. I look forward to offering the most vital functions of the Treasurer’s Office directly to Kansans in their hometowns.”
The State Treasurer’s Office is currently safeguarding $350 million in unclaimed property and is charged with returning it to its rightful owners and heirs. There’s over $2 million of unclaimed property in Barton County. Unclaimed property includes inactive savings and checking accounts, uncashed checks, stock shares and bonds, dividend checks, insurance proceeds, mineral royalties and utility deposits. Kansans who can’t make it to the event may call the State Treasurer’s Office, 800-432-0386, or log onto www.KansasCash.com to search for unclaimed property. There is no cost to search and claim your rightful property.
Along with assisting Kansans in their search for unclaimed property, Treasurer LaTurner and staff will be talking to Kansans about how the Office can help Kansans plan and save for the future. The Treasurer’s Office administers the Learning Quest 529 Education Savings Accounts, which helps Kansans save for the students in their lives. The funds are invested and then can be utilized for higher education expenses.
LaTurner and his staff will also be helping people living with a disability save for their future by signing eligible Kansans up for the brand new ABLE accounts. The Kansas ABLE checking accounts help make paying for qualified expenses safe and easy, and they continue to empower individuals with disabilities to gain financial independence and save the money they earn.