For adults, generally speaking, Leap Day helps the finances:
Feb. 29 means a free day of cable, rent, car insurance or Netflix -- services with monthly rates that do not increase as a result of the bonus day. On the downside, salaried workers earn a tiny fraction less per day.Leap Day is an extra day to make progress on New Year's resolutions and to prepare tax returns. For us it was an opportunity to clear some of our closets and organize the used-clothing bins at the church.
Tomorrow the truck from PARCA will come to pick up the donation, which goes to assist developmentally disabled children and adults on the Peninsula. A win-win for this Leap Day.
[Update: today's Google Doodle honors the composer Gioachino Rossini, who was born on February 29, 1892. Rossini was famous for the William Tell overture, without which Disney and Warner Brothers cartoons would have been much poorer.]