3 Mistakes You Make with Stock Grants and Options

If you have this chance to earn more, be sure to take maximum advantage.

"Opportunities are like sunrises. If you wait too long, you miss them." – William Arthur Ward

Stock-based compensation is an excellent tool in building personal wealth. In particular, executives in public companies often enjoy being compensated based on their company's stock price. Having worked with public corporation executives over the past three decades, I have had the opportunity to see incredible levels of wealth be built. Unfortunately, I have also seen an amazing amount of money get left on the table.

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Robert Klosterman, CFP®
CEO & Chief Investment Officer, White Oaks Investment Management, Inc.

Robert Klosterman, CFP® is the CEO and Chief Investment Officer of White Oaks Investment Management, Inc., a fee-only investment management and wealth advisory firm. Bob is the author of the book, "The Four Horsemen of the Investor's Apocalypse. White Oaks has been recognized by CNBC.com as one of the "Top 100 Fee-Only Wealth Management firms in the country.