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Sell Your RSU and ESPP As They Vest

Sell Your RSU and ESPP As They Vest

Your Company Stock awards are part of your total compensation for work. They are not a bonus and they are not lottery tickets. You work hard for your company and part of your pay includes these stock awards.

Be Diversified

Be Diversified

We’ve all heard that we should be diversified, but what does that mean? It means to own a lot of things that you expect to do well over time but that don’t always do well at the same time.

Get to Clarity, Control & Intention

Get to Clarity, Control & Intention

What is Financial Planning? I like to think about it in a very simple way. You need to have clarity in your finances before you can have control. Once you have control, you can be very intentional.

Consider Using a Donor Advised Fund

Consider Using a Donor Advised Fund

If you regularly give to charity and have income that fluctuates, I’m going to show you something that is going to save you money. As I’m sure you know, your charitable contributions are deductible from your income for tax purposes.

Have a Long-Term Portfolio Strategy in Place for Your Cash from Selling Company Stock

Have a Long-Term Portfolio Strategy in Place for Your Cash from Selling Company Stock

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.

Have a Strategy for Each Block of Vesting Shares

Have a Strategy for Each Block of Vesting Shares

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.

Know the Tax Effect of Selling Your Company Stock

Know the Tax Effect of Selling Your Company Stock

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.

Understand the Risk Your Company Stock Creates in Your Financial Life

Understand the Risk Your Company Stock Creates in Your Financial Life

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?

Risk-Reward of Your Company Stock

Risk-Reward of Your Company Stock

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.

3 Things to Know About Your Company Stock

3 Things to Know About Your Company Stock

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.

When to Sell Your RSUs

When to Sell Your RSUs

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.

Do You Have Too Much Company Stock?

Do You Have Too Much Company Stock?

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?”