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Many public tech companies offer an Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP) as an employee benefit. ESPPs allow employees to purchase shares of company stock at a discount through payroll deductions. On the surface, the decision to participate in an ESPP is a no-brainer. After all, the discount is free money! Suppose you are juggling financial priorities or receiving other forms of equity compensation (like restricted stock units or stock options). In that case, the decision to participate in an ESPP is a bit more complicated. Before you enroll in your company’s plan, here are some things to consider.

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You just received a job offer from a tech company. In addition to your salary (and maybe a sign on bonus if you’re lucky) you receive Restricted Stock Units (RSUs). Maybe you’ve received RSUs annually as part of your bonus compensation. Meanwhile, you’re staring at this student loan debt that seems to never go away. Or you have other financial goals, such as buying your first home or taking a sabbatical. How can you use your RSUs to help you reach your financial goals?

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