If you've been granted stock options, congratulations. But now what? Maximizing the value of stock options is one of the most complex financial-planning challenges you may face. The 10 guidelines in this article will help you get the most out of your option grants: setting goals, stock option valuation, exercise timing, job-loss considerations, understanding the taxation, and much more. An interactive companion quiz lets you test yourself on what you've learned.
Podcast included! Receiving a grant of restricted stock or restricted stock units (RSUs) is a reason to celebrate. This article explains the value to you.
Stock options, restricted stock units, and other types of equity compensation are valuable benefits. However, when the company's stock price becomes a rollercoaster, remember that equity compensation is a long-term deal. This article offers expert advice for coping with stock-price volatility.
Stock options rose to fame in the 1990s. Even on the TV sitcom Seinfeld, Elaine got lucrative stock options and couldn't stop talking about them (provoking George's resentment, of course). Options remain a major form of employee equity. This article compares the two types and how they work.
Podcast included! An employee stock purchase plan is a great benefit. Don't let the opportunity flutter away. Learn the key dates and terms you need to know to make...
You have been paying Social Security taxes your entire working life. As you near retirement age, there are planning ideas with stock compensation you should know about as you make decisions on Social Security benefits. This article provides core knowledge to inform those decisions.
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