Employee Stock Purchase Plans (ESPP): Enroll, But Don’t Get Too Excited.

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Do you know, more or less, how RSUs work, but ESPPs are a complete mystery? Join many of our clients in that confusion. And frankly they are stupidly complicated for the amount of money they’re worth to you.

And while Employee Stock Purchase Plans are fairly common in big public tech companies, they’re not nearly as common as RSUs. Google and Amazon, for example, have RSUs but not ESPPs.

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A Collection of The Most Important Bits About Restricted Stock Units (RSUs)

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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.

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Is Airbnb EVER Going Public?

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Have you been waiting a Very Long Time for Airbnb to go public? Did you get all excited back in September of last year when Airbnb announced that it would go public in 2020? Are you beginning to wonder if it will ever happen? All that lovely stock, all those beautiful RSUs, all those tempting stock options…when will they turn into MONEY?!

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