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Introducing Podcasts by myStockOptions.com

myStockOptions.com offers podcasts on a variety of topics in equity compensation. Listen to concise Q&As and professional interviews in your web browser, or on the go with a portable media player. You can subscribe to the convenient RSS feed and have our podcasts delivered straight to your feed aggregator (e.g. iTunes, My Yahoo, Google Reader) without ever having to check here for updates.

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To Listen
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Recent Podcasts:
Why Restricted Stock And RSUs Are A Good Deal
Compensation expert Richard Friedman explains what makes restricted stock and restricted stock units valuable forms of equity compensation. While they do not have the potential upside of stock options, these grants have their own significant benefits. This audio recording is a companion to Mr. Friedman's article on this topic in the Restricted Stock section of this website, where he also has articles on financial and tax planning for restricted stock and RSUs.
Running Time: 11:37

Your Company Stock: The Importance Of Diversification
In a lively interview, CFP Laura Tanner shares her wisdom on investment diversification for employees with holdings of company stock. This audio recording is a companion to Ms. Tanner's article on diversification elsewhere on this website.
Running Time: 8:33

Financial Planning For Stock Compensation
CFP Alan Ungar gives guidance on choosing the optimal time to exercise stock options—and expresses his strong point of view on what employees should do with shares acquired from restricted stock/RSU vesting. This audio recording is a companion to Mr. Ungar's article series on option exercise strategies.
Running Time: 10:08

College Funding With Stock Compensation
In this interview, college-funding advisor Troy Onink explains strategies for the use of stock options, restricted stock/RSUs, and other equity awards to pay for the ever-increasing costs of higher education. This audio recording is a companion to Mr. Onink's article series in the College Funding section of this website.
Running Time: 11:17

Basics Of Stock Options
Bruce Brumberg, editor-in-chief of myStockOptions.com, explains how options work and presents the related issues, including exercise, vesting, job termination, and tax reporting.
Running Time: 6:21

Basics Of Restricted Stock & Restricted Stock Units
Bruce Brumberg, editor-in-chief of myStockOptions.com, explains how restricted stock and RSUs work, including grant, vesting, sale, and taxation.
Running Time: 8:05

Basics Of ESPPs
Bruce Brumberg, editor-in-chief of myStockOptions.com, explains how ESPPs work, including enrollment, offering periods, lookbacks, purchase, and taxation.
Running Time: 7:41

Tax Return Tips & Avoiding Reporting Mistakes
Bruce Brumberg, editor-in-chief of myStockOptions.com, explains tax-return reporting for stock compensation and how to avoid expensive mistakes that attract unwanted IRS attention.
Running Time: 9:27

Basics Of SEC Law & Insider Trading
Bruce Brumberg, the editor-in-chief of myStockOptions.com, explains the securities laws and regulations you need to know to stay out of trouble with the SEC, with a focus on insider trading, 10b5-1 plans, Rule 144, and Section 16.
Running Time: 13:58

What's New For Reporting Stock Sales On Your Tax Return
Get the latest on Form 1099-B, Form 8949, Schedule D, and other tax-return topics involving stock compensation.
Running Time: 4:17