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One of my Foolish relatives invested money to pay for my college. Having chosen to go to a state school, a bit of the money was left over. Thus began my investing career.

Now I am at graduate school getting paid a few cents an hour to work 80 hours a week--perfect for setting up some DRiPs. Unfortunately, I've learned that DRiPs are no good with IRAs. So, while DRiPping, I would still like to take advantage of the fact that I am making over $2000 a year. At the end of the following years, can I claim $2000 of what I have left over from my education fund even though I did not technically "earn" it?


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