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Stock Plans

Learn about how stock plans work and how they may be a key part of a strategy to achieve your financial goals.

An ESPP is a program that allows you to set aside money from your paycheck that is then used to purchase shares of your company’s stock, often at a discount. Learn more.

Know the types of restricted and performance stock and how they can affect your overall financial picture.

Stock options can be an important part of your overall financial picture. Understanding what they are can help you make the most of the benefits they may provide.

Equity compensation is one of the most valuable—and misunderstood—benefits. Here’s how to ensure it helps you meet your financial goals.

Learn about the role equity compensation can play in your estate and legacy planning, and how proper planning can help ensure a smoother transition of assets to the ones you love.

Seven tips to potentially maximize equity compensation benefits when saving for, nearing, and entering retirement.

Learn how to use an effective tax management strategy for your equity compensation to help reduce your tax liabilities and enhance your after-tax returns.


Executive Services

The question of how to build a sustainable, equitable future is reverberating through the corporate world, and it’s a challenge that deserves thought from both a professional and personal perspective.

Today, executives and senior business leaders face increasingly complex issues at work, and many companies choose to recognize their efforts through equity compensation. But with so much on their plates, there is often little time to consider how equity awards fit into their overall financial plan.

A holistic approach to financial wellness is important. Although it is often overlooked, equity compensation can play a key role.

Funding a goal like a child’s education, a comfortable retirement, or owning a home requires a great deal of thought and planning—and it’s important to weigh potential pitfalls as well as opportunities that may arise down the road.

A 10b5-1 plan may often be mandatory for executives and company insiders who may possess material non-public information (MNPI), but many employees may not realize this can be a useful personal finance management tool for anyone who holds company stock, regardless of whether their employer requires it.

While we may now have more information about the coronavirus pandemic and its effects on our health and the economy, uncertainty remains a dominant theme. Fluctuating infection rates and reopening rollbacks have obliterated initial predictions of a V-shaped recovery.

You may not realize you have access to equity compensation solutions beyond simply selling shares or moving proceeds—not to mention a full suite of high-level services and support available through their stock plan program. That is where connecting with experienced financial professionals can help.

Company leaders who receive a large portion of their compensation in equity know that, over time, these awards can become an invaluable resource—opening the door to a wide range of personal wealth-management and financial-planning choices.

As we look ahead to a new year and hope for a wider economic recovery, what have we learned from 2020, and how can we apply those insights as we move forward?

Any athlete knows that getting in shape takes discipline and diligence. But many athletes have trainers, or even teams of coaches, while the rest of us are left to fend for ourselves.

Morgan Stanley at Work explores how equity compensation and diversification can play an important role in your overall financial plan.

Vesting events are important milestones in your wealth creation and financial planning journey. They can play a key role in helping you achieve your goals—whether you want cash now, plan to hold your stock based on your commitment to your company and the growth you’d like to see, or are wrestling with complex wealth management needs.

While E*TRADE does not provide tax advice, we can help you build and implement your year-end investment portfolio reallocation strategy, assess your current holdings from a holistic planning perspective, and provide support every step of the way.

Morgan Stanley at Work explores choices for funding your education needs from a holistic wealth management perspective—including equity compensation.

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