Articles under “career advice”

Bridging the Gap One Student at a Time

When we started Wealthfront our goal was to use software to help make taking control of your financial life easier. But even as we broadened our access to sophisticated financial advice through our technology, there’s one trend that sometimes you just can’t buck: inertia.

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When Should You Exercise Your Stock Options?

Stock options have value precisely because they are an option. The fact that you have an extended amount of time to decide whether and when to buy your employer’s stock at a fixed price should have tremendous value.

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How New College Grads Should Approach Stock Compensation

Over the past two years we have written numerous posts to help you evaluate job offers that include stock options or Restricted Stock Units (RSUs). We assumed in all our posts that job seekers were evaluating offers from companies at a similar level of maturity.

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The Impact of Dilution

Most people don’t realize that the percentage of the company they are initially awarded when they start a new job is not  what they will ultimately own. That’s because private companies tend to raise additional capital as they mature and the ownership associated with the additional capital dilutes your ownership.

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