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Can we end a culture of abandonment?
Believe it or not, it's often difficult to get people to claim abandoned funds, whether from a forgotten savings account, an uncashed check or a long-ago refund. Why is this? Unclaimed funds manager Monica Johnson posits that, as a society, we have been sucked into a throwaway culture, where we'd rather toss aside what's ours rather than deal with it. She shares her own heart-wrenching story of growing up unwanted and passionately asks that we recognize the impact we can make by embracing who we are and what we can do for others.