In this episode, Aaron and Trishul discuss the factors employees must consider when exercising their stock options. They go into strike price, Fair Market Value at exercise, sales price, and tax implications. They explain the difference between Non-Qualified Stock Options and Incentive Stock Options. They also introduce leverage, the Alternative Minimum Tax, and Golden Handcuffs. In the end, the decision of when to exercise options often lies on a spectrum between a sensible investment decision and a sensible tax decision, with most people falling in the gray area in the middle.
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IRS Code Section 409A
Always File Your 83b
Welcome to The Mind Money Spectrum Podcast where your hosts Aaron Agte and Trishul Patel go beyond traditional finance questions to help you explore how to use your money to achieve the freedom you want in life. Aaron is a Financial Planner from the Bay Area, and Trishul is a Wealth Manager on the East Coast. For more information about Aaron, check out GraystoneAdvisor.com. And for more information on Trishul check out InvestingForever.com. We thank you all for listening, and stay tuned for our latest episode on our website, MindMoneySpectrum.com.