The CARES Act was signed into law in late March, providing financial assistance for individuals and businesses in these difficult and uncertain times. You may have heard bits and pieces of it mentioned on the news — stimulus checks (which you may or may not be entitled to depending on your household income) and small business loans that can help keep your business afloat. But if you need help, … [Read more...] about What the CARES Act Means for Individuals and Small Businesses
Tax time is looming on the horizon, but you don’t have to wait until those 1099s and W-2s become available early next year to begin planning. A year-end tax projection can help you take stock of the past year and identify ways to maximize your tax situation, retirement savings, charitable contributions, and more before the end of the year. I’m a fan of turning to tax professionals when it … [Read more...] about Should I Get a Year-End Tax Projection?
Older millennials are quickly approaching the sandwich generation phase: taking on greater responsibility for older relatives while also caring for young children. As baby boomers begin to retire, some will need the support of their adult children. In some cases, it may make sense to consider claiming your parent as a dependent on your taxes. There are a lot of rules about this, and … [Read more...] about How to Claim Your Parent as a Dependent on Your Taxes
This is the fourth post in a series on employer stock programs. Check out the previous posts on Incentive Stock Options, Non-Qualified Stock Options, and Employee Stock Purchase Plans. Like other forms of company stock, Restricted Stock Units, or RSUs, are granted to employees to attract, reward, and retain them. This can be when you’re first hired, or later on as a bonus (or both!). What Are … [Read more...] about The Gen Y Planning Guide to Company Stock: What Are Restricted Stock Units (RSUs)?
This is the third post in a series on employer stock programs. Check out the previous posts on Incentive Stock Options and Non-Qualified Stock Options. Employee Stock Purchase Plans (ESPPs) can be a great way to take advantage of buying shares in your company stock at a discounted price, typically 10-15% off. Plus, your company makes it extremely easy to participate because you purchase shares … [Read more...] about The Gen Y Planning Guide to Company Stock: What Are ESPPs?
This is the second post in a series on employer stock programs. Non-Qualified Stock Options (NSOs, or sometimes called NQSOs) allow employees to purchase shares of company stock over a defined period of time. Similar to Incentive Stock Options (ISOs), NSOs are included in company benefits packages to help attract and incentivize talent. You may receive NSOs when you first start a new job, or as … [Read more...] about The Gen Y Planning Guide to Company Stock: What are NSOs?