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Episode 967: Escheat Show

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Episode 967: Escheat Show

Episode 967: Escheat Show

Episode 967: Escheat Show

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Walter Schramm did everything right as an investor — at least according to the philosophy of Warren Buffett. So how come he lost a small fortune?

In this episode, we look into an obscure government program that slurps up forgotten money. We hunt for money we might have left vulnerable and we try to figure out how it got there in the first place so we can tell you where to find the money you've misplaced too.

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