Claim the Unclaimed Cash
Look who's bearing gifts this holiday season. Last week the IRS said that it's searching for 100,000 folks who haven't claimed their 1997 tax refunds, for a total of $68 million. If you're not among that lucky crowd, though, check out unclaimed-property.com to see if you're one of the millions of others who are owed money--from utility deposits to old bank accounts. UNCLAIMED FUNDS
Social Security unmatched benefits $234 billion
IRS tax refunds '94-'97 over $208 million
HUD/FHA mortgage insurance refunds $13 million
Watch How Funds Overlap
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