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Restricted Stock Units Made Simple (Part 1): Understanding The Core Concepts

By The myStockOptions Editorial Team

Restricted stock units (RSUs) are the most popular alternative to stock options. This article explains RSUs and what you need to know about them.

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Stomach Volatility In Your Company's Stock Without Losing Your Mind
By Joanna Glasner, Matt Simon, and Bruce Brumberg

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.

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The Great Benefits Of Restricted Stock
By Richard Friedman

Podcast included! While restricted stock, restricted stock units, and performance shares don't carry the same upside as stock options, they have benefits you will surely appreciate once you understand their special features.

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Six ESPP Essentials (Part 1): Enrollment, Plan Type, Purchase Timing
By The myStockOptions Editorial Team

An employee stock purchase plan can be a great benefit, but the rules and taxation are tricky. This two-part article presents six topics you must be familiar with to get the most from your ESPP.

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Ten Financial-Planning Rules Everyone With Stock Options Needs To Know
By Michael Beriss

Managing stock options is one of the most complex financial-planning challenges an employee may face. These 10 guidelines will help you get the most out of your option grants.

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Retirement Planning With Stock Options And RSUs (Part 1: Pre-Retirement)
By Carol Cantrell

Stock compensation can help you save for retirement. Understand the issues and explore strategies that can help your retirement funding.

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The Alternative Minimum Tax Sweet Spot: Planning Opportunities
By Tom Davison and William Whitaker

If you must pay the alternative minimum tax (AMT), the best move may be to increase income and pay even more AMT! Find out why by reading this surprising analysis.

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The Equity Compensation Planning Dilemma For Corporate Executives
By Geoffrey M. Zimmerman, CFP®

Podcast included! Executives must carefully balance the demands of many constituencies interested in their company's stock. Explores ways to manage these pressures while achieving financial goals.

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My Company Is Being Acquired: What Happens To My Stock Options? (Part 1)
By Richard Lintermans

The terms of your option grants, the terms of the M&A deal, and the valuation of your company's stock all affect the treatment of stock options in M&A. What happens to your unvested options is the main focus of concern.

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