Leap day dollars and cents: 4 odd money facts about leap year’s odd day


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It’s time for that other 4-year oddity — the one without debates, robocalls or nasty campaign ads.

We’re talking about leap year, when February has 29 days. It dates back to Julius Caesar, who wanted a calendar more closely aligned with the Earth’s orbit around the sun. Since the trip actually takes about 365 1/4 days, an extra day was tacked on every 4 years.

See what leap day means for your money — and Uncle Sam’s.