My September investment income dropped to $32.01 from $34.87 the month before due to decline in the stock market at the end of the month. This is the first time my investment income has dropped since I began tracking it and I hope it is the last. That makes my potential early retirement a little farther away.
I’ll be almost maxing out my Roth IRA this month. That combined with my mutual fund hopefully at least partially rebounding should bring my monthly investment income back up to where it used to be. I’m not going to be able to fund my Roth IRA for the $5,000 allowable amount because I haven’t had $5,000 in employment income this year. I’ve only had a little less than $3,000 in income. I waiting to fund my Roth with the full amount of my employment income though because I’m thinking my former job might force me to cash out my 401k.
I suppose I could set up a Solo 401k or SEP IRA to put some of my business income in retirement savings. I don’t plan on doing that because I don’t have much more money to put in retirement savings this year. I’ll probably do a post sometime weighing the pros and cons of opening a Solo 401k or SEP IRA or neither sometime soon.
2 thoughts on “September Investment Income- $32.01”
Hello Mr. Miser,
As far as I am aware, you can in fact fund an IRA beyond your earned income amount. However, the IRS will make you pay a small fee (I think 4%) for so doing. In any case, I did that last year because I figured 4% up front would be worth way less than 35 years of untaxed growth.
I’d never heard that before. I’ll have to look into it.