When other things in my life seem to be going to hell in a handbasket lately, at least my finances are improving. Over the weekend, I did some housecleaning and managed to find $102 in cash and a $70 Crate and Barrel gift certificate from 1998. Do you think Crate and Barrel can even accept a low tech paper gift certificate any more? I'm pretty certain I will fluster the cashier when I attempt to use it. Then, today, I logged on to our state treasury department website to search for unclaimed money. I had two listed - one for "less than $50" and one for "more than $50", so I have now claimed those and should have a check in the mail soon. I must have good financial karma right now to offset the crappy everything else karma. Maybe I need to go buy a lottery ticket and ask for a raise!