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Stock Options For Dummies

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Find out if you should keep 'em or cash 'em

The fast and easy way(TM) to master IPOs, ISOs, ESPPs, and more! Confused by the huff and puff surrounding stock options? Let expert Alan Simon demystify this often-confusing world for you. From clear explanations of how your stock options might make you money - or not - this unintimidating guide will help you navigate your company's stock option plan with ease.

Discover how to:
  • Understand different types of stock options
  • Read and find traps in your stock option agreement
  • Evaluate the pros and cons of company investment vehicles Assess vesting schedules and tax laws
  • Tap Web resources

The Dummies Way

  • Explanations in plain English
  • "Get in, get out" information
  • Icons and other navigational aids
  • Tear-out cheat sheet
  • Top ten lists
  • A dash of humor and fun

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Alan R. Simon, author of Data Warehousing For Dummies, is a manager at Deloitte Consulting. Alan has experienced every side of stock options in public and pre-IPO companies, large Fortune 500 corporations, and small consulting firms.
Introduction.

PART I: The Fundmentals of Stock Options.

Chapter 1: Stock Options: What You Need to Know Right Off the Bat.

Chapter 2: Taking Your Chances: Getting Rich or Going Broke.

Chapter 3: Knowing What Kind of Stock Option Situation Is Best for You.

Chapter 4: The Big Guys and The Big Picture.

PART II: Details, Details: What You Must Know about Your Stock Options.

Chapter 5: Deciphering the Legal Language of Stock Option Agreements.

Chapter 6: Exercising Your Stock Options.

Chapter 7: Differentiating Pre-IPO and Post-IPO Stock Options.

Chapter 8: No Trading Allowed! Lockups and Blackout Periods.

Chapter 9: Finding Stock Option Information Online.

PART III: Money!

Chapter 10: Determining What Your Stock Options Are Really Worth.

Chapter 11: Stock Options and Your Overall Portfolio.

PART IV: Pay Up! Taxes and Stock Options.

Chapter 12: Understanding the Basics of Taxes and Stock Options.

Chapter 13: Nonqualified Stock Options and Taxes.

Chapter 14: Incentive Stock Options and Taxes.

PART V: Changes and Special Circumstances.

Chapter 15: The Alternative Minimum Tax and Stock Options.

Chapter 16: Acquiring or Being Acquired: Dealing with Corporate Change.

Chapter 17: Trying to Predict What Will Happen to Your Stock Options.

Chapter 18: Leaving Your Job: What Happens to Your Stock Options?

PART VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 19: Special Stock Option Circumstances.

Chapter 20: Ten Signs That Your Stock Options Will Be Worth a Lot!

Chapter 21: Ten Signs That Your Stock Options Will Probably Be Worthless!

Chapter 22: Ten Things to Look for in Your Stock Option Agreement.

Index.