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Press Releases Expands Coverage Of Year-End Planning To Include Factors From The Economic Downturn, Market Volatility, And Likely Tax Hikes

The market downturn and volatility of 2008 leave no room for error with stock options, restricted stock, and other types of stock compensation. Fully updated for the current financial climate,'s articles and FAQs on year-end planning help employees make smart decisions with stock grants to avoid costly mistakes they cannot afford. A compelling new article on down-market planning presents fascinating insight from top financial advisors, in their own words.

Brookline, MA, December 12, 2008 - The economic downturn and market volatility of 2008 have left no room for error in the financial planning for stock options, restricted stock, and other forms of equity compensation. The end of the year is always a key time for financial and tax decisions, and the pressures of 2008 make year-end planning especially important now. Collapsed stock prices and the likelihood of tax-rate increases under President Barack Obama give employees and their advisors many new planning factors to consider. has expanded its section Financial Planning: Year-End to provide a wealth of up-to-the-minute educational content on issues, choices, and innovative strategies at year-end 2008. Articles by experts include:

Available free to all registered users, the new article In Their Own Words: Financial Advisors On Company Stock Strategy For Year-End 2008 And The Market Downturn presents compelling firsthand insight and expertise from financial advisors working in the field right now at firms across the United States. The advisors present planning ideas for year-end 2008 and beyond that they are deploying now to save taxes for clients and better position them for the market recovery.

Questions answered in the year-end content section include:

All of these questions and many more are answered in the section Financial Planning: Year-End Planning.

Companies Can License And Distribute Selected Content

Through the end of 2008, is making a special offer to Premium Members who work in corporate stock plan administration, HR, compensation, finance, and legal departments. During this limited time, they may distribute to employees selected articles and FAQs about planning for year-end, down markets, and underwater stock options. This content will help employees understand the continued value of their stock grants, including restricted stock and employee stock purchase plans, even amid current market turbulence. This content is normally available for distribution only by companies and stock plan providers that license the Knowledge Center of educational content and/or tools.

Corporate Licensing Available

All the content on is ideally suited for licensing by companies and stock plan providers for their stock plan participants. A customized version of the website's award-winning content can be seamlessly woven into companies' HR, benefits, and/or compensation portals. Accessible through any internet browser, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, licensed content from lets stock plan participants answer their own questions about their stock grants whenever they need to learn more—saving time for the stock plan staff and costs for the company. For more information, visit, email, or call 617-734-1979.


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For more information, please contact Bruce Brumberg and Matt Simon at or 617-734-1979.