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What Happens to Stock Options if I Leave the Company?

It's common for employees to move around, especially in tech and biotech. Before signing a new offer letter, make sure to understand what could happen to your stock options, restricted stock units, […]

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Beware of the Deferred Compensation Plan

A nonqualified deferred compensation plan (NQDC) allows executives to defer income until a later date, therefore avoiding paying income tax until the money is paid out. While the cash is in "deferral […]

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Saving for Retirement with a 401(k) Plan

One of the most common ways Americans save for retirement is through a 401(k) plan offered at work. As 401(k) plan assets typically represent a considerable amount of an individuals' retirement […]

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The Best Ways to Build Wealth

What are the best strategies to build wealth and a comfortable lifestyle for you and your loved ones? The answer isn't sexy or complicated. The best way to build wealth and create financial security […]

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Stock Options Explained

Stock options or awards can be quite complex. Whether you're just starting out and looking to understand what stock options are or you're ready to develop a strategy for your equity compensation, the […]

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How Much Money Should I Have in Employer Stock?

It is not uncommon for employees with stock options or equity based compensation to hold too much employer stock. Employees don’t often realize how much of their financial future is tied to their […]

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Are You Holding Employer Stock in Your Retirement Plan?

Investing your 401(k) in company stock can be quite risky. Although companies are scaling back on the practice, there are still many big U.S. firms that allow participants to buy employer stock in […]

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Should You Use a Roth 401(k) or a Traditional 401(k)?

This article was originally published on U.S. News by Kristin McFarland, Wealth Advisor at Darrow Wealth Management.

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Tax Planning Strategies for Incentive Stock Options (ISOs)

Develop a tax planning strategy before exercising your ISOs. Commonly referred to as equity-based compensation, the term “stock options” can mean an individual is given equity – or given the option […]

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HSA vs. FSA: What’s the Difference?

Updated for 2018. A health savings account (HSA) and flexible spending account (FSA) may be offered to you through your employer. While these accounts can provide significant tax savings for those […]

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