Stock compensation, if fully appreciated and understood, can improve happiness. Based on the author's own observations, the 10 points in this article show how.
Emotions can have a powerful impact on financial decisionmaking. The study of behavioral finance, i.e. how people make decisions about investments and other financial matters, can help you to develop a sensible approach to stock compensation and holdings of company stock.
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Don't feel anxious or discouraged about stock-price volatility. As the experts will tell you, equity compensation is a tool for building wealth over the long term.
While restricted stock, restricted stock units, and performance shares don't offer the same upside as stock options, they have benefits you will appreciate once you understand their features.
Many employees don't take advantage of their companies' employee stock purchase plans (ESPPs). I want to give you a better appreciation of why ESPPs are a good deal.
You may feel let down by your stock options if your company's stock price has dropped, leaving your options underwater. Getting less than you expected is something that inevitably occurs in a free market, and it is helpful to be prepared for losses as well as gains.
15th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL! Happy birthday to us! In June 2015, we at myStockOptions.com celebrated the 15th anniversary of the website's launch. We have seen a lot of changes in equity compensation since myStockOptions.com went live in June 2000. As part of our 15th-anniversary celebrations, this article reviews some of the major issues and developments in equity compensation that we have witnessed and covered during the 21st century.
Employee stock purchase plans can offer significant financial benefits, particularly with a good discount and a rising company stock price.
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For many employees, stock-based compensation represents the biggest realistic chance of an increase in personal wealth, given small rises in average salary.
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A happy tale about the difference that stock options can make in the lives of ordinary workers, especially at pre-IPO companies which become successful and then go public.