We want to use all three of these when investing our Long-Term Portfolio and I’ll tell you why in a moment. But first, I want to talk through how each of them works.
Our tax structure is progressive which means the more you make then the more as a percentage that you will pay in tax. If we knew how much money we will make in our lives and we could control when we will make it, there seems to be an optimal strategy to pay minimal tax.
The goal with taxes is not to pay the least amount of tax – it’s to keep as much as you possibly can. There are lots of strategies out there designed to minimize taxes, and unfortunately, many of them also minimize what you take home.
Once you have a plan in place to sell your Company Stock over time, be sure that money has some place to go. We don’t ever want our money to be without a job and the cash you get from your Company Stock is no exception.
No longer should we simply let these (newly vested shares) drift into our portfolio without a strategy or reason to hold vs. sell. Instead, we are going to develop a strategy for each block of vesting shares.
Taxes are a fact of life. I talk to a lot of people who are trying to find the super-secret way that people with money avoid paying taxes. I’m here to tell you – it doesn’t exist.
Is the amount of stock you have accumulated starting to look large to you? Do you want to be sure you are doing the best thing with this important asset?
We make decisions in everyday life based on seeking a reward given the risk we are willing to take. Without risk, there is no reward.
You’ve worked for a great company for a while and have stock that has built up over time. What do you need to know to get the most out of it? Here are three things you need to know about your company stock.
RSUs, restricted stock units, are sometimes issued by your employer’s company as a form of a delayed bonus. Since it’s a paid bonus received as compensation in the form of stock, it’s up to you to sell the stock and receive the cash.
Diversification is the key to any successful portfolio. However, recently, individual tech stocks have been all over the news and I’ve been getting asked, “How much company stock should I have?” or “Do I have too much?”