What Should You Do with Your Employee Stock?

February 19, 2024 Mark Riepe
Whether it's stock options, restricted stock units, an employee stock purchase plan, or some other form of equity compensation, many companies offer this vital benefit to employees. But once you have it, what should you do with it?
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Not all compensation takes the form of a cash salary or bonus. Today, many startups and most of the companies on the Fortune 500 list allow their employees to take ownership in the company through stock awards, employee stock purchase plans, stock options, or some other form of equity compensation. Despite this boom of employee ownership offerings, employee education and familiarity around these offerings appears to be falling behind.

On this episode of Financial Decoder, host Mark Riepe is joined by Stacie Sands, a director on Schwab's Stock Plan Services team and a Certified Equity Professional. Together they unpack equity compensation, the forms it takes, and how to navigate the decisions that come with it.

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