Your Employee Stock Options by Alan B. Ungar

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Explore Your Options

Stock options are one of the fastest-growing trends in employee compensation and are no longer reserved for just high-level executives. Options have become a common part of compensation for millions of Americans in new as well as old economy companies.

But many option holders don't understand what they have, are not aware of option risks, and are at a loss to know when or whether to exercise the options. Exercising too soon could mean missing out on potential profit. Hang on too long and you just might lose everything.

Your Employee Stock Options is the definitive guide to understanding and getting the most out of this increasingly popular form of compensation. Authors Alan B. Ungar and Mark T. Sakanashi, both Certified Financial Planners, share their methods for determining risk and acting accordingly. Stock options, they say, can be used both to secure financial well-being and to achieve long-term goals. Their guidance shows how you ran use options to:

build a foundation for financial freedom using the authors' Critical Capital Strategy, which shows you how to immediately establish your own financial security with a minimum of riskdecide when to exercise your options, estimating the most advantageous time to sellreduce the tax bite and keep more of what you make

The book is divided into two easy-to-understand sections. The first covers fundamental concepts that all option holders need to know: option types, tax ramifications, vesting, and more. The second part introduces a simple five-step procedure covering the decision-making process, helping you build a long-term plan while meeting short-term needs.The site offers analytical and planning tools and downloads of the do-it-yourself worksheets included in the book, all free of charge.

You need this book if you:

have been given options and aren't sure what to do with themare changing jobs, and have options from your old employer and want to negotiate options with your new employerare self-employed and are offered options in lieu of payment from a clientare a financial planner or investment advisorare a corporate manager who must make decisions or answer employees' questions about options

More than 12 million employees receive stock options. If you're one of them, you can't afford to do without this comprehensive and interactive guide.

 

About Alan B. Ungar

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Ungar is the president and owner of Financial Counsel, Inc., in Calabasas, California. Sakanashi, principal of Financial Counsel, has been providing investment-management and financial-planning services since 1978.
 
Published July 1, 2001 by HarperBusiness. 320 pages
Genres: Business & Economics. Non-fiction

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