Book Title:

An Employee’s Guide to Stock Options (Paperback)
by Beth V. Walker (Author)

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Book Description

Guidelines for fully understanding and getting full benefit from an employee stock option plan.

Nearly 10 million U.S. employees are fortunate enough to receive company stock options. Unfortunately, far too many have little or no idea exactly what it is they have. An Employee’s Guide to Stock Options provides the first comprehensive­­and comprehensible­­guide to employee stock options, covering what they are, what they are worth, how to maximize their value, and more.

Compensation specialist Beth Walker outlines an easy-to-follow program that any employee, at any level, can use to get full value from a company’s stock option program. Complete in both its guidelines and its real-life examples, this handy book outlines the fundamental actions that must be taken when stock options are part of a financial plan, as it explains:

  • Different types of options
  • How to avoid common and costly mistakes
  • The impact of the Alternative Minimum tax

From the Back Cover

Step-by-Step Guidelines for Understanding-and Getting the Most from-Your Employee Stock Option Plan.

An Employee’s Guide to Stock Options is the first comprehensive-and comprehensible-guide to understanding the hazy world of employee stock options. This plain-English book tells you everything you need to know, from what your stock options are and what they are worth to techniques for maximizing their value over your lifetime. Whatever your position, regardless of your income level, use its essential information, easy-to-follow guidelines, and valuable real-life examples to maximize the long-term dollar benefit of your stock option plan-and ensure the safety of what may one day become your most valuable financial asset.

An Employee’s Guide to Stock Options provides you with clear, unbiased guidance for protecting and profiting from your employee stock option plan. Look here to learn about:

  • Types of employee stock options
  • Strategies for limiting your tax liability
  • Nine costly mistakes-and how to avoid them
  • How, when, and why to exercise your options
  • Estate planning guidelines
  • Sample plan agreements and documents
  • and much more

About the Author

Corey Rosen is the founder and executive director of the National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO), a private, nonprofit membership, information, and research organization based in Oakland, CA. He is the author or coauthor of five books and over 100 articles on employee ownership and has spoken on the subject all over the world. He received his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1973 and taught at the college level and worked as a legislative assistant in the U.S. Senate before founding the NCEO in 1981.