Best places to find free money

Best places to find free money. State treasuries and other agencies are holding more than $40 billion in unclaimed assets. Some of it could be yours.

Unclaimed assets, often from accounts that have been inactive for a certain period of time, can include checking and savings, payroll checks, utility deposits and tax refunds. They may also include stock certificates, certificates of deposit, insurance benefits, pension payments and safe-deposit-box contents.