No. of Recommendations: 0
Hi, everyone.

I am a student who is looking for ways to start building a nest egg for both the long-term and short-term. I have invested in a few stocks so far, but I'm also interested in opening a Roth IRA. I see that the main requirement for a Roth is to have an earned income, but I just recently quit my job so I could focus more on school. Am I disqualified from having a Roth because I won't be working anymore this year, or do you just have to have some earned income for any part of a given tax year?

Thanks in advance for any responses!

Print the post  


The Retirement Investing Board
This is the board for all discussions related to Investing for and during retirement. To keep the board relevant and Foolish to everyone, please avoid making any posts pertaining to political partisanship. Fool on and Retire on!
What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.