Not all equity compensation is the same…here’s what tech employees need to know

If you work in tech, chances are good that you have stock options.  According to the National Opinion Research Center, more than 18% of employees in the computer industry benefit from stock options.  And that’s a good thing.  Stock options can be incredible wealth builders.  Over the past several years, computer industry employees with stock … Read more

Does the lack of IPOs hurt tech employees?

It’s well documented that high profile start-ups have voraciously gobbled-up venture capital money over the past several years.  These unicorns and decacorns have spurned conventional wisdom and boldly proclaimed that they need not be bothered by the distraction of going public.  However, what hasn’t been discussed so openly is how staying private impacts the rank-and-file … Read more

Start the New Year right. Skip the budgeting apps.

It’s a new year and that means throngs of well intending people flock to the latest web tool or mobile app to create a budget and track their progress.  You know what I’m talking about – Mint, Level Money, LearnVest, etc.  – we’ve all used them.  The problem is, the information they provide rarely translates … Read more