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Subject: IRA Eligibility? Date: 12/3/2003 3:48 PM
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Hi,

Been reading the boards for a little bit but finally joined. So this is my first post.

My question is on the eligibility requirements for IRA contributions. I am currently unemployed (by choice) and have no earned income from an employer for 2003. I will have capital gains, dividend, interest income though. In reading the IRA info, it appears that I must have "earned income" to contribute to my IRA's. Just to be sure, does that mean I cannot contribute to my IRA's this year?

Mike
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