It’s a good thing the fiscal year doesn’t match up with the academic year and IRAs were only 3K when we were first putting money away in them, because there were some academic years when all our income was stipend. Though I think DH was paid the right way so maybe it would have been ok anyway given we were married. Evolving PF explains what earned income is and how stipends are counted.
Finally, an article on what the political BOYS are wearing for a change.
Recently I’ve given up a few hundred dollars from textbook companies because they were ethically dubious transactions (one of them I even asked the University ethics office about, but alas, they said no go), but good financial cents gave up $198000 in exchange for freedom.
Lotta great discussion on why the Romney binder comment (and the rest of his comments on women) were harmful. Here’s isis, hush, and historiann. They all make great and different points, so read them all!
Miser-mom says she’s got 30 posts left. Convince her she’s an academic blogger and thus should update sporadically but longer-term. Also her post today on the freeing aspects of frugality is excellent. (She takes on the “live today for you may die tomorrow” meme.)
Not a link, but an update: I got another grant so now I have (3 grants and) 3 months summer salary. Looks like we’ll be funding those Roths next year! Or visiting my sister at her (not yet set in stone) overseas job…
We were in this week’s carnival of personal finance.