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Boost Your Equity Comp Literacy With The myStockOptions Glossary App

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May 10, 2023

When you receive stock options, restricted stock units, or other types of equity compensation from your company, you are plunged into a new world of technical terms and jargon. To make the most of your equity comp and avoid costly mistakes, you need to understand the terminology in your stock plan, grant agreements, company communications, and other documents relating to your awards. It's a matter of "financial literacy" in its most literal form!

Ever since went live in 2000, the goal of our website has been to provide education on equity comp for employees, their advisors, and stock plan professionals seeking to further their knowledge. With clear explanations and independent, unbiased expertise, we seek to make you smarter about the basics, financial planning, taxation, and legal issues.

Now the practical expertise of our website has a handy extension in the form of our free app for Apple and Android smartphones: Stock Compensation Glossary. Available from the App Store (for Apple devices) and from Google Play (for Android devices), it's the first and only smartphone app devoted to the often confusing terminology of equity comp and executive comp.

Based on the popular glossary at, this searchable reference guide defines almost 1,000 words, phrases, and abbreviations in the areas of equity compensation and executive compensation, along with the related taxation, financial planning, corporate accounting, and securities law.

Clearly written in plain English with a navigation that's easy to use, the app covers terms relating to all types of equity awards, including stock options, restricted stock, RSUs, and ESPPs. In addition:

  • The "Term Of The Day" helps users improve their technical vocabulary.
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Our app is just one of the many innovative multimedia ways in which delivers stock plan education for employees who want more than traditional written content:

  • Our videos serve as helpful gateways into the website’s detailed educational materials on equity compensation.
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  • 18 fun, interactive quizzes let users test their knowledge about all aspects of equity compensation, including restricted stock and restricted stock units, employee stock purchase plans, the rules against insider trading, financial planning, and the impacts of job and life events on equity awards.
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All of the content on is ideally suited for licensing by companies and stock plan providers for their stock plan participants.

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