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Unfortunately, or fortunately (depending on your perspective), there is no such thing as a JRA (Joint Retirement Account). IRA's can only be in one person's name.

So yes, as long as your joint income is under $156k you can contribute up to $4000/person to IRAs. I would recommend that you begin contributing to Roth IRAs for both you and your wife. I'm not sure if the eligibility requirements are currently indexed to inflation, but they should be, so hopefully you'll have several years to contribute to those Roths (or at least until your wife starts working again).
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