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Young & Startup

Amit

AGE:

28

PROFESSION:

Startup Employee

Primary Goals:

Financial Education, Account Consolidation, and Exit Strategies

Tech is what brought Amit to America and allowed him to quickly plant himself in the startup realm. After a few years in the tech industry and a few different startups later, one of the companies he had been working in had made it to the stage of going public.

With the variety of different stops, Amit not only had 401(k) plans with multiple previous employers, but he also had to think ahead about what financial consequences would result from the IPO process. Fortunately, Amit was a case of the overnight success story, but he was worried about the lack of organization with his existing accounts and how to handle the newfound wealth so that he could make the most of it.

We start by covering strategies and concepts to help develop his financial literacy so that Amit is comfortable with the options that are available to him. Once he is familiar with the ideas we talk about, we start by consolidating the previous employer accounts to simplify his financial picture. We work to understand his outlook for the equity and compensation in the now public company. Considering in this circumstance Amit was looking to capitalize on this opportunity and continue elsewhere, we orchestrate an exit strategy that aims to retain as much payout as possible, account for tax implications, and provide flexibility for his next employment or business venture.

This is a hypothetical situation based on real life examples. Names and circumstances have been changed. The opinions voiced in this material are for general information only and are not intended to provide specific advice or recommendations for any individual. To determine which investments or strategies may be appropriate for you, consult your advisor prior to investing.
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