Category: Investing

Primer on why employee stock purchase plans are such a great benefit, how they work, and why you should definitely contribute to your company’s ESPP

The employee stock purchase plan, or ESPP, is a great benefit. If you’re moving in-house or otherwise working for a public company, definitely take a close look at the details of your employer’s plan. This primer will help you do just that by outlining the key features of an ESPP and offering some advice on how to participate.

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How I used an Excel spreadsheet to become a millionaire – and you can too

“What gets measured gets improved” is one of my personal mantras, and in net worth it applies more critically than anything else. To do this for our family finances, I decided to stay away from an online net worth service and started my own spreadsheet to keep track of things. This was the best thing I ever did. And now I’m really excited to share a public version of that spreadsheet with you!

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What is the volatility and degree of beta for your career as a legal or other white-collar professional?

Volatility and beta aren’t just stock market concepts. They apply to your career, too, and can help structure an investing framework around just how stable and/or tied to the markets you are as a professional. In this article we review “The Affluent Investor” by Phil DeMuth and discuss how volatility and beta apply to lawyers and other white-collar professionals as they relate to investment strategy.

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