Have you recovered yet from our bi-annual “roll back the clock” exercise?
For most of us, the “Fall Back” bookend of Daylight Saving Time is the one we like the most – after all, who doesn’t want an extra hour of sleep Sunday morning?
When you think about it, the idea is a bit weird. As someone once said: “Daylight saving time: Only the government would believe that you could cut a foot off the top of a blanket, sew it to the bottom, and have a longer blanket.”
But the days of shaving blankets may be coming to an end. In fact, there’s a movement to end the practice entirely – for the following reasons:
- Statistics show car accidents increase the weeks following the beginning of daylight saving in the Spring.
- Researchers find that headaches that cluster on one side a person’s head are more frequent during the transitions in and out.
- “Cyberloafing” at work (i.e., surfing the web) experiences a major uptick the Monday after “Springing Forward” – apparently lack of sleep = lack of motivation and a desire to watch funny cat videos.
And frankly, Americans just don’t want to hassle with it anymore. That’s why states like California, Washington, and Oregon have all approved legislation to put an end to SpringForward/FallBack totally. They would add that extra hour of Daylight and leave it in place all year around.
Here’s an idea of how to spend that extra hour – give us a call at 513-563-PLAN (7526) or book online to schedule your free financial review. We’ll go over your portfolio, discuss your goals, and come up with a plan sure to bring a smile both day and night.
Dan Cuprill, CFP®