This book provides step-by-step guidelines for understanding - and getting the most from - your employee stock option plan. 'This is a book that every human resources director should hand out to every employee who receives stock options' - Donald Moine, Ph.D., From the Foreword."An Employee's Guide to Stock Options" is the first comprehensive - and comprehensible - guide to understanding the hazy world of employee stock options. This plain-English book tells you everything you need to know, from what your stock options are and what they are worth to techniques for maximizing their value over your lifetime. Whatever your position, regardless of your income level, use its essential information, easy-to-follow guidelines, and valuable real-life examples to maximize the long-term dollar benefit of your stock option plan - and ensure the safety of what may one day become your most valuable financial asset."An Employee's Guide to Stock Options" provides you with clear, unbiased guidance for protecting and profiting from your employee stock option plan. Look here to learn about: types of employee stock options; strategies for limiting your tax liability; nine costly mistakes - and how to avoid them; how, when, and why to exercise your options; estate planning guidelines; sample plan agreements and documents; and much more.