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I am retired and know that my retirement pensions do not qualify for contributions to a Roth IRA.

I have options on my prior employer's stock. Those become fully vested after certain conditions are met. When they are fully vested, I understand that any cashing of them is treated as ordinary income. I know I can cash in the options a little at a time (as opposed to a single bump).

I wonder if I cash in only enough for the cleared income to be just over $2,000, does that money qualify for contribution to a Roth IRA?

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