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Podcasts And Performance Shares: Content Additions Keep At The Forefront Of Stock Grant Education

Free podcasts on the basics of stock options, restricted stock, and ESPPs have added a fresh dimension to the educational content of Meanwhile, a new content section on performance shares covers one of the fastest-growing types of stock grant.

Brookline, MA, June 23, 2008 -  In its commitment to making the complex financial and tax concepts of equity compensation easy to understand, ( continually updates and expands its content and innovative educational tools.

A series of podcasts on the basics of stock compensation has added a clear and concise audio portion to the site's tradition of clear and concise writing. Meanwhile, that tradition of engaging written content continues with a new section on the hot topic of performance shares.


The new podcasts on give the website's users yet another way to learn about equity compensation. They complement other dynamic features on, including interactive quizzes and e-learning courses. These succinct, professionally produced recordings are available free of charge either by streaming media through a computer or as MP3 files which can be downloaded, saved to an MP3 player such as an iPod, and listened to anywhere.

Presented in the form of interviews with Bruce Brumberg, the editor-in-chief of, the first three podcasts are on the basics of (1) stock options, (2) restricted stock and restricted stock units, and (3) employee stock purchase plans. intends to publish further podcasts on many topics, both basic and advanced. Future podcasts will feature the expertise of both the publication's staff and outside professionals.

"Podcasting adds a helpful new dimension to our educational content and tools," observes Mr. Brumberg. "Given the complexities of stock grants, sometimes people find the concepts easier to grasp in a spoken explanation. In that way, our podcasts are a natural gateway to our more in-depth content on advanced topics in taxation and financial planning."

Performance Shares: A Fast-Growing Type Of Grant

Users of know that on the site they will find reliable up-to-the-minute information about equity compensation. has recently added a section on performance shares, a type of stock grant that is (like restricted stock) now being used for more than just senior executives. Led by the two-part article series Performance Shares: What You Need To Know, this continually updated section also has in-depth FAQs on the topic. has proven credentials with anticipating trends in stock compensation. "Back in 2002, we spotted a trend toward broad-based grants of restricted stock among companies overloaded with underwater stock options, and so we started adding content about restricted stock to stay ahead of the curve," says Mr. Brumberg. "Since then, restricted stock and RSUs have become increasingly popular. With our new section on performance shares, we are hoping to give similar value to our users by providing comprehensive educational content on a type of grant that isn't yet widely covered elsewhere."

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 integrated 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.


With exclusive articles, 740 FAQs, the Tax Center, Global Tax Guide, an extensive glossary, and interactive tools, is the premier online resource of educational content and tools on stock options, restricted stock, restricted stock units, performance shares, stock appreciation rights, and employee stock purchase plans. is written and managed by leading experts in equity compensation, and is produced by a company with a long history of successful publications explaining complex legal and financial subjects in plain English.

The influential consumer magazine PC World ranks among "the most useful sites ever" that "deliver top-notch information, support, and services." The accounting journal CPA Wealth Provider selected among companies "that have taken the lead through innovation, efficiency, initiative, or growth in the financial-planning area." The Specialized Information Publishers' Foundation honored MSO Pro with one of its Editorial Excellence Awards in the category of Best Interactive Content among niche publishers. has also received extensive favorable coverage in major publications, including BusinessWeek, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, and The Boston Globe, and on CNN/fn, National Public Radio, PBS,, and

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

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