Throughout my 5 years at Amazon, the taxes associated with Amazon’s RSU compensation were commonly misunderstood. This post will hopefully allow you to understand the basics around each situation. Is my RSU treated as ordinary income or capital gains income? The cash amount of the RSU at the time of vest, is considered ordinary income,
Amazon RSU Series: Part #2 – What happens when your RSUs vest?
You’ve finally reached your RSU vesting date, now what? In this post we will review the three “Release Methods” with which you can have your RSU’s be processed as. Each option can change how you receive the RSUs and how much tax will be withheld from the award.
Amazon RSU Series: Part #1 – What is an RSU?
Many large tech companies like to compensate their employees through other means than the normal regular recurring paycheck or base pay. One of the most common ways to do this is through the Restricted Stock Unit or RSU. An RSU is compensation in the form of company stock. RSU’s will be set up on a vesting schedule, which determines when the shares will actually become yours.
Quarterly Dad Review: First Edition
I just past the three-month mark of being a stay-at-home dad. To commemorate this, I thought I would steal a page from my old world and write my version of a Quarterly Business Review or Quarterly Dad Review (QDR) in this case. I’ll run through what went well, what needs to be improved upon, and what my plan is for the next couple of months.
Get Healthy: The Running Update
In the Story of Bessie, part of my new found motivation is going to be used to start running. Last week I started that journey! Exactly one week removed from the Emergency Room, still jacked on 40 mg of prednisone, I went for my first run while pushing the twins.
The Story of Bessie. How she beat me up and changed me for the good.
For the majority of my adult life, I had been incredibly healthy. I rarely got the flu or even a cold, and I hadn’t gained a single pound since college. My asthma, which was a chronic issue when I was younger, had all but disappeared and I hadn’t needed to see or even had a primary care doctor since I was 18. Aren’t your 20’s and early 30’s awesome.
Whether it was some sort of signal from my body telling me not to be a SAHD or the fact that I’m getting older (36 in October…), the healthy streak came to an abrupt end. I’ve referred to my mystery illness a couple of times now, so I figured its time to jump into the details and share how it has affected my physical and more importantly, mental health.
Since “mystery illness” doesn’t really roll off the tongue, I think a proper name is in order. From here on out, I’ll call her Bessie.
Stay-at-home Dad: A typical day
4 readers of the blog have asked what a typical day looks for me as a stay-at-home Dad. Since my reader base current stands at 13 subscribers, this is a significant portion of my readers. So by popular demand, here’s a “typical” day in the life of this SAHD.
I’m Back! SAHD Life Update
And we’re back folks. Sorry for the two-month delay. It’s been a crazy eight weeks, and blogging had to take a back seat. So what’s been going on?
Stay-at-home Dad Preparations
I just crossed the one month mark until full-time stay-at-home dad life begins. Since officially making the decision to be a SAHD and giving notice to my job, I have approached the situation like I handle most decisions I’m faced with, an endless amount of research. Below are some of the resources I’ve found and a
Being a stay-at-home dad is pretty close to FIRE.
Some people are lucky enough to live at the intersection of their passion and what they get paid to do, but most people are not. Most people slug through the week, as their time is someone else’s, and look forward to the weekend to do what they enjoy with their time. Most of us have experienced these emotions at some point, and wondered what it would take to be the penguin every day, and to wake up excited about how you’re going to spend YOUR time. That’s what Financial Independence is all about – having the means to do what you love and not worry about your finances; for some that may mean keep doing the same thing they’ve always done, for others it’s focusing more on their passions, hobbies, families, etc.