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The place where we share our thoughts on financial planning for equity compensation, retirement planning and other issues that impact tactical planning for corporate executive's wealth, pay and benefits.

 

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Over the last several years, companies have adopted ever more sophisticated equity compensation plans. Brought on in part by accounting rule changes that make the issuance of any kind of stock-based compensation an expense when they...

 

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

The first half 2018 is a reminder that market volatility is always lurking below the surface of a Bull Market. Big market moves similar to the volatility we experienced in 2015 but not yet approaching declines of 2008-09 can rattle...

 

Friday, July 13, 2018

Divorce can be a major disruption to a family’s financial plans. Surprisingly, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Congress have actually worked to make a difficult proceeding less overwhelming and burdened with taxation. In...

 

Friday, July 13, 2018

While many recipients of equity compensation intend to use it to boost their savings and lifestyles, I find that many of them do not see it in the bigger picture of retirement savings and post-retirement withdrawal plans. Your stock...

 

Thursday, July 5, 2018

The employees of public companies have their personal wealth highly concentrated in company stock, due to the combination of their stock option grants, employee stock purchase plan (ESPP) shares, open market stock purchases, restricted...

 

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Friday, February 9, 2018

Does you Advisor Understand Your Equity Compensation Well Enough to Help you Plan it? Let me ask you a few company stock questions: Can Your Advisor Explain Forfeit Value? You should know the potential value of the compensation...

 

Friday, February 26, 2016

SEC Rule 10b5-1 has had a significant impact on how directors, officers and other employees who are subject to “blackout” periods diversify their company stock holdings. Adopted concurrently with Regulation FD in August of...