While grants of restricted stock and RSUs are conceptually simple, financial planning for them can be complex. This article presents the essential financial-planning points that you should consider before your restricted stock or RSU grant vests.
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.
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Market volatility and stock-price declines rattle even the most experienced holders of stock compensation (and their financial advisors). Sooner or later, volatility or downturns may force you to make decisions that affect your financial future and long-term wealth. This article presents topics that I find myself discussing over and over again with my best clients.
The US tax code provides a few perfectly legal ways, depending on your income, financial goals, and even life expectancy, to defer or pay no capital gains tax, maximizing the benefits of your grants and letting you put away more toward your financial goals.
Employee stock purchase plans (ESPPs) are a super deal. However, the related taxation and financial planning can be deceptively complex. This article presents the essential points that you should understand before you participate in your company's ESPP.
When your stock options vest, you need a strategy to make the most of their wealth-building value. However, no single strategy fits everyone. This article discusses various approaches to planning your option exercises.
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