If you work—or worked—at a private company, maybe you think IPO planning is just what you do in the few months before and after the IPO.Continue reading
The last thing you need after you’ve lost your job is to be forced to make a decision—that could be worth a lot of money—in just a few weeks.Continue reading
Picture it: Bay Area, November 2021. You own a bunch of Block (or Airbnb, DoorDash, UiPath, Squarespace, Palantir) stock. You’ve got plans!Continue reading
If there’s one topic that our clients have no idea how to figure out, it’s the question of when to exercise their stock options. (Also, “What do you mean, the tax code works like that?”)Continue reading
How many of your RSUs should you sell when they vest?
I have long given the advice, “Just sell ‘em all, ASAP.” But I’ve grown a bit soft in my old age (hush your mouth).Continue reading
Over many blog posts and over many conversations with clients and colleagues, I’ve trotted out a few different ways of framing and understanding RSUs. I never know what framing is going to hit home, so I thought I’d gather them all into one post. Maybe one thing I write below will finally make you go, “Oooooohhhhh! That’s how they work.” A gal can hope.
You work for a public company. Your RSUs are continuing to vest. The stock market and, more importantly, your company stock have dropped a lot in price. Even if you’ve been comfortably following a strategy with your RSUs, are you feeling a wee bit less certain about the strategy right now?
Do you find yourself, after a few years of working at the same company, the proud owner of a whacking big pile of company stock?
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 of that compensation package. But on occasion folks are given the choice: Do you want RSUs or stock options?