You have been paying Social Security taxes for your entire working life, including those on the income you from nonqualified stock options (NQSOs) or restricted stock/RSUs. 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 the core knowledge to inform those decisions.
Among the many ways to amass the wealth you need to fund the retirement you want, your stock compensation can play a major role. As this article explains, if you combine equity grants with other assets such as a 401(k), retail investment accounts, Social Security, and other savings or benefits, you could find yourself with enough money to fully fund your ideal retirement.
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Stock compensation can help you save for retirement. Understand the issues and explore strategies that can help your retirement funding.
Disability and death are subjects that few people like to think about, but they are important topics for employees who have stock compensation. Every stock plan has provisions on the treatment of equity compensation in the case of these life events, so you and your family members should understand those plan features just in case they come into play. This article presents the common ways in which stock plans treat grants upon the disability or death of employees.
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.
When you retire, there may be a gap between your retirement date and the qualifying age for retirement-plan distributions and Social Security. To bridge that gap, stock-based compensation can help, but its complexity can be confusing. This article seeks to help you factor in stock compensation when you sequence cash flows to cover living expenses in retirement.
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