Tax errors can be costly! Don't draw unwanted attention from the IRS. Our Tax Center explains and illustrates the tax rules for sales of company stock, W-2s, withholding, estimated taxes, AMT, and more.
Podcast included! Through the author's personal example, this article presents the dangers of a concentrated stock position, discusses why diversification may be hard for employees with shares from equity compensation, and explores strategies for preserving your net worth.
When your restricted stock units (RSUs) vest, you have a lot of wealth tied up in one stock. How many of your RSU shares should you sell? How many should you hold? This article presents ways to approach your best answer to those key financial-planning questions.
The biggest challenge I face when counseling my clients is convincing them to avoid owning too much of their company's stock. Tales about employees of Lehman Brothers or Enron who lost their entire net worth have shaken these clients to attention.
Podcast included! While you may have great faith in your company's stock, you also need to diversify your investment portfolio. For employees with stock options, doing this successfully requires a careful analysis to figure out the optimal times to exercise and sell.
Podcast included! One of the most vexing investment decisions you will ever make involves when to exercise your stock options and when to sell the shares. This article series will give you the tools for determining that time.
Podcast included! Many of my clients do not see stock compensation in the bigger picture of retirement savings and withdrawal plans. Considering net worth, age, and company stock plan, I present the client with these core points about stock grants, 401(k) plans, nonqualified deferred compensation, and IRAs.
Having both nonqualified stock options and nonqualified deferred compensation gives you a tremendous amount of flexibility to optimize your financial planning and tax situation. In this article, I explain how I have used the two plans in concert with one another.
When you retain shares acquired through stock compensation or an ESPP, you are subject to the advantages and disadvantages of being an owner of the company. By owning stock, you are subject to both market risk and...
Although stock ownership guidelines are more common, retention mandates and requirements for CEOs and senior executives have become popular, as shown by survey data and corporate proxy statement disclosures. Supporters of share retention rules believe they show...