Year-end is a key time for financial and tax planning with stock compensation and holdings of company shares. When you are evaluating whether to exercise stock options or sell shares from vested restricted stock/RSUs or an ESPP, you want to consider the thresholds that may trigger higher tax rates for you either this year or next. This article presents ideas to consider, both every year and specifically in 2020. It includes a link to our popular year-end podcast.
Stock options rose to fame in the 1990s. Even on the TV sitcom Seinfeld, Elaine got lucrative stock options and couldn't stop talking about them (provoking George's resentment, of course). Options remain a major form of employee equity. This article compares the two types and how they work.
When markets are on a wild ride, stock volatility can rattle anyone's financial plan for equity comp and company shares. What should you do with shares acquired from equity awards now? Should you change your strategy or ride it out? This article provides a financial planner's insights.
For reasons beyond your control, you may find yourself in a position where you suddenly need to sell stock for cash to meet urgent living expenses. When selling stock you must always proceed with caution. Review this checklist of topics to understand on tax, company, brokerage firm, and SEC rules.
Stock options, restricted stock units, and other types of equity compensation are valuable benefits. When the company's stock price becomes a rollercoaster, remember that equity comp is a long-term deal. This article offers expert advice for coping with stock-price volatility.
Podcast included! An employee stock purchase plan is a great benefit. Understand the key dates and terms you need to know to make the most of your ESPP.
Podcast included! Receiving a grant of restricted stock or restricted stock units (RSUs) is a reason to celebrate. This article explains the value to you.
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