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I Just Received My Open Enrollment Benefits Booklet. Am I Actually Supposed to Read This Thing?

Amazon recently announced their move from a less-common springtime open enrollment schedule to a more traditional fall one—a change that elicited some (Zoom- and Slack-based) water-cooler chatter from the team
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Flow FP's block woman contemplates her pay stub, noting the incorrect entry.

Your paystub can be very informative. And also wrong. When’s the last time you double-checked yours?

In the last month, two of my clients have looked at their paystubs and realized that their 401(k) contributions were going into Roth instead of pre-tax. This wouldn’t be a
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Don’t Get Trapped by the “Benevolent Dictatorship” of Tech Employers

Last week I spent time in the Bay Area visiting clients, listening to them talk about their jobs and careers, getting treated to free meals at their workplaces, and generally
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How Can We Make Part-Time Tech Roles Work For Both Employee and Employer?

Have you ever wanted to work in a part-time role in a technical field but fear that it will stall your career? Are you a manager and feel that hiring
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Flow FP's Block Woman contemplates two piles of stock, one larger but more ephemeral than the other.

Should You Ask for RSUs or Stock Options?

When you get a job offer, or a raise, or a bonus, you’re probably simply told that you’ll be receiving more restricted stock units or more stock options as part
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What happens to my stock options after my company goes IPO?

Congratulations! It might seem like all tech companies go IPO, but that’s not true. In going IPO, your company is in rarified company.  And now visions of sugarplums, I mean,
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Flow Financial's Block Woman reads her Benefits Packages

Pay Attention to Your Employee Benefits. They Can Be More Important Than Your Salary.

Even though you get paid well in the tech industry–in both dollars and company stock–there’s another part of your total compensation that you should probably pay more attention to: employee
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Is Open Enrollment Overwhelming? Just Focus on a Few Things.

Is your open enrollment deadline weighing down on you? Do you feel a persistently anxious feeling because of it?
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I have Restricted Stock Units (RSUs). Now What?

It’s good to have Restricted Stock Units, even if you don’t know exactly how they work. But that lack of understanding can be intimidating and paralyzing, and we end up
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What Should I Do with My Stock Options?

Your privately held company just gave you stock options, either in the initial offer or after you’ve been working there for a while. What do you do? WHAT DO YOU
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