I bought stock in Merck back when I was 19 with money I saved by working two jobs and dropping out of school. 19-year-olds are renown for their fiscal responsibility and I was no exception. I held on to them for years, saving for a rainy day. But nothing makes it pour like moving to New York City, and after six months at unpaid internships I sold it for rent money and ended my relationship with Wall Street.
A decade later, my fiance Deb put my name into one of those unclaimed monies websites and we discovered that I hadn't sold it all. Now, those six elusive, decade-old shares are worth $261.
Time to sell.