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Exercise timing planner

Decide when to exercise your stock options

Compare the difference in costs and future gains between exercising your stock options now versus waiting for your company to go public.

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Sarah has 48,000 incentive stock options with a strike price of $4.34.
Make an informed decision

Compare the pros and cons of exercising your stock options now or later

The higher your company valuation gets, the higher your taxes will usually be when you exercise your stock options.

Use our Exercise Timing Planner to see whether you can save on taxes by exercising now.

I knew if I made the right decisions about my stock options, it meant building wealth for me and my family... but it meant putting in money somewhere that I wasn’t going to see a return for, potentially a long time. And so that non-recourse financing option was really important.
Early HR employee at a high growth, pre-IPO startup

How much will it cost to exercise my options now vs after IPO?

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