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Buying A House In Austin? Here’s How Much You Can Afford

Austin is the cool place to be these days, but the housing market in “the music capital of the world” is triple digits H-O-T! But stay tuned… because we are going to share some smart ways to calculate “‘how much house can I afford in an in-demand city like Austin?”

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5 Questions You Are Not Asking A Financial Planner (But Should Be)

In this age of information overload, there’s no lack of answers to our burning financial questions. But finding the answers that will optimize our financial lives isn’t just about muddling through articles and news reports; it’s about asking the right questions of the right person.

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One Simple Tip To Reduce Your Tax Bill On Company Stock

You have company stock. That’s great! But just like any other financial asset, how you use it makes all the difference. Between the different types of company stock, vesting schedules, and portfolio allocation, there are many financial planning considerations to be aware of.

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10 Ways Stock Compensation Can Make You Happier

Everyone wants to be happier. Just look at the books lining the shelves at your local bookstore. You’ll see everything from The Happiness Project to The How of Happiness to Hardwiring Happiness. While many people believe that their happiness will increase when they have more money, few people connect their employee stock compensation to happiness. Thanks to mystockoptions.com, we can see how stock compensation, if fully appreciated and understood, can improve your happiness.

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Got Stock Grants? One Tip To Curb Your Tax Bill

If you’re like other tech executives, you probably have your fair share of stock grants. Equity incentives are very popular these days but can be confusing—especially from a tax standpoint. There are different kinds, various ways of taxing them, and even some little-known opportunities for minimizing taxes. One such opportunity is called a Section 83(b) election.

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10 Simple Tips to Maximize Your Restricted Stock

Incorporating restricted stock and RSUs (restricted stock units) into your financial plan can get complicated. You will need to make plenty of decisions, such as how long you will hold your shares, if you should sell them and put them into an alternative investment, or if you will use the money to meet one of your financial goals. If your head is spinning, take heart. Here are 10 simple tips to help you maximize your restricted stock and RSUs.

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Medicare Open Enrollment Starts On October 15th. What Do You Need to Know?

When it comes to retirement, there seems to be a never-ending checklist of tasks to complete in order to prepare yourself for this major milestone. You need to save enough to maintain your lifestyle, invest wisely, create a withdrawal strategy, minimize your taxes, and claim your Social Security benefits. But there’s one other critical piece of retirement planning to keep in mind: signing up for Medicare. And with healthcare being one of the top five expenses in retirement, your Medicare choices are some of the most important decisions you will make.

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