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Life Events explores the role stock grants play in the financial planning for a variety of major personal occurrences.
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Podcast included! 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.
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.
You have been paying Social Security taxes your entire working life. 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 core knowledge to inform those decisions.
Podcast included! 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.
Podcast included! 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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Retirement savings can be significantly boosted by equity compensation. When factoring stock options, restricted stock/RSUs, or ESPPs into your retirement planning, you should know the answers to the questions in this FAQ's checklist...
The treatment of unvested restricted stock and RSUs upon death or disability depends on the terms of your stock plan and the specifics of your grant agreement. In its 2019 Stock Plan Design Survey, the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals observed the following related practices among the companies in its survey group...
While there are some general trends, the treatment of stock options, restricted stock, and other equity awards in divorce is far from similar in all states. In general, the outcome depends on four factors...