We explore what it means to exercise stock options, the taxes you may need to pay, and the common times people exercise their options.
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Equity is confusing. We’re here to help. These equity education posts can help you understand equity basics, how to navigate your equity offer, what to expect when exercising, and more.
What determines a stock option strike price? Learn more about strike prices, how stock options gain value over time, and dilution.
Received stock options from your company and don’t understand what that means? Here’s how to make sense of your offer letter and option grant.
Learn how to evaluate the equity portion of your job offer and download our free equity calculator to see what your options could be worth.
Stock options aren’t actual shares—they’re the opportunity to exercise (purchase) a certain amount of company shares at an agreed-upon price. Learn more.
If you’re at a company that has potential to be acquired, learn how an acquisistion could affect your equity.
Exercising stock options means purchasing shares of the issuer’s common stock at the set price defined in your option grant.
The alternative minimum tax (AMT) is a different way of calculating your tax obligation. Learn if you’re more prone to paying it, how to calculate it, how you may be able to minimize it, and more.