Friday, February 29, 2008

Happy Bissextile Day!

Now, before you all jump on me, saying that Bissextile Day is in June, I'm talking about the extra day that gets added in a Leap Year. Apparently, in the Julian Calendar, this extra day was initially an extension of the "sixth day before the calends of March", resulting in a "sixth day" that was twice as long as usual, thus the "bissextile", or "twice sixth" day. Phew. That's a lot of quotes and calendrical conventions.

Anyway, if you haven't done so already, today is your last chance to make a 2007 RRSP contribution (you can make a contribution tomorrow, but it can't be counted as a deduction on your 2007 tax return). If you're planning to make an in-branch contribution today, then expect some line-ups: today is the RRSP deadline and a Friday and the last day of the month, so banks will be just a bit busy.


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