Author: Derek Jess

Synthetic Equity Explained: Your Guide to Understanding This Type of Deferred Compensation

Synthetic equity. Phantom stock. Stealth securities. Read more…

How Much Money Should You Contribute To Your ESPP?

Employee stock purchase plans are a great benefit that many companies offer to help employees invest in the future of the company and make more money. When managed properly with tax implications in mind, your ESPP shares can be turned into rocket fuel for your financial goals. Read more…

The Untold Advantages of Your Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)

Congratulations! Your employer has an Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)! It’s easy to know what to make of excellent healthcare or an annual bonus, but it’s harder to wrap your head around how to participate in a well-managed ESPP. Should you participate? How much should you contribute? Is it Read more…

Tax Planning for Equity Compensation

Equity compensation comes in several forms, including stock options, restricted stock units and employee stock purchase plans (ESPP). Each type of equity grant gives employees a stake in their employer’s financial success and a chance to boost their income. Read more…

How to Transition to Retirement

Related Episode We all find some degree of our purpose and identity in the work we do. As we contemplate a potentially near-term transition into retirement, it’s natural to understand the importance of being sure you’re financially ready. However, it is equally important to ensure that you are Read more…

Strategies for a Successful Employee Stock Purchase Plan

Many companies offer their employees the option of entering into an employee stock purchase plan (ESPP). There are perks to joining a program like this (hello, free money!), but there are also implications if not done correctly (taxes). At Plancorp, we’re here to set you up for success. This is a Read more…

Federal Student Loan Rates Are Going Up. Now What?

Interest Rates on Federal Student Loans Are on The Rise. Consider these 5 Key Benefits Before Bypassing Them For Private Student Loans. Read more…

Getting the Most Out of 529 College Savings Plans

Want to get the most out of your 529 College Savings Plan? If one of these special situations apply, you may be able to shop 529 plans in an effort to reduce fees and gain access to additional features and benefits not available in your state-sponsored plan. Don't miss this short informative video Read more…

How to Pay for College without Breaking the Bank | Plancorp

Deciding how much to spend on your child’s college education? Given the sticker price, it’s one of the most significant financial decisions you’ll ever make. Parents who overspend on their kids’ higher education may end up having to work longer, live on less, sacrifice other important goals and Read more…

5 Key Questions About 529 College Savings Plans

If you’re a parent, odds are you’ve already been mulling over how you’ll help pay for your kids’ higher education when the time comes. Read more…

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