Thursday, July 30, 2009

Hint, Hint

The Three-Day Weekend Experiment
By Freakonomics

For the past year, all government employees in Utah have had a four-day workweek. The results of the trial run are in, and they look good: the state says it saved $1.8 million in electrical bills, eliminating 6,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide, while 82 percent of workers say they like the new scheme.

One minor downside of the new schedule from an estate planning perspective is that working with any government entity in transferring assets into duly executed trusts or other estate planning documents excludes Fridays. But asset transfer work usually can be done through the mail and does not require personal visits to government buildings.

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