Michael Finney answers your consumer questions

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Fed up? Curious? Furious?! If you need help, just ask Michael Finney, your own consumer expert from 7 On Your Side!

7 On Your Side's Consumer expert Michael Finney answers your questions, every weekday on ABC7 Mornings. Submit your video questions and tune in at 6 a.m.

Question 1:
Karina in Greenbrae asks: I got a payroll check a few years ago, that I did not cash. How can I redeem it?

Answer:
That money has probably been turned over to the state's unclaimed property division, so it may just be there waiting for you. Go to the website unclaimed.org where you search by state and name.

Question 2:
Raina asks: Where is the best place to find scholarships for college?

Answer:
There are several great ways to go about this. First, check the financial aid and scholarship office at the college you plan to attend. Then I want you to visit FastWeb.com There, you will create a free account that matches you with scholarships. Finally, look at careeronestop.org This site is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor. There, you'll be able to search for scholarships using keywords, and filter them by award types, and your level of study.

Question 3:

Hortense from Marin City asks: if a relative dies, and leaves an outstanding debt, and you're being billed for it, what do you do about it?

Answer:
Many people assume when someone dies, their heirs get all the money, and that is that. Not true. If someone dies with debts any money they have goes to the debts then what is left over goes to the heirs. If there isn't any money or property available, then the companies are out of luck.

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