Unclaimed funds

Found Money: Life Insurers Start to Seek Out Missing Beneficiaries

Odd thing: Just being the beneficiary of a life insurance policy doesn't mean you'll get the money when the policyholder dies. Turns out, you have to ask for it. And people failing to ask has led to as much as $1 billion going, not to people's heirs, but to the states. Thankfully, that's changing.

5 sites to help you find lost money

For years, if I needed a little extra cash (the emphasis on little), I'd start digging under the sofa cushions, and if that didn't work out, I'd head...