Equity Compensation

Learn about stock options, restricted stock, and employee stock purchase plans—all of which are types of non-cash compensation that companies offer employees to allow them to partake in ownership of their firm.

How Can You Maximize Your Employee Benefits?

Stock awards and 401(k)s can play a big role in a retirement strategy. But the role that our employers play in our financial lives is often much deeper.

When to Pay Taxes on Restricted Stock Awards

Restricted stock awards are typically taxed using their value on the vest date, but you can opt to use the value on the grant date instead. Here's what to consider before you perform a so-called Section 83(b) election.

Including Equity Compensation in a Financial Plan

Whether stock options or an outright stock grant, equity compensation can be complicated. Understand what you have and how it fits into your portfolio.

What Should You Do With Your Employee Stock?

Whether it's stock options, restricted stock, an employee stock purchase plan, or some other form of equity compensation, most companies offer this vital benefit to employees. But once you have it, what should you do with it?