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Opportunities And Risks: The Role Of Nonqualified Deferred Compensation In Your Financial Planning (Part 1)

Like your company's 401(k), NQDC offers you a pre-tax deferral, though it has some special twists. In this three-part series you will learn to appreciate the opportunities and risks inherent in NQDC plans when you decide upon their role in your comprehensive personal financial planning.



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Key Points in This Article
Financial planning with nonqualified deferred compensation starts with understanding the core concepts and plan structures.
Consider cash-flow needs when planning amounts to defer and distribution elections.
For cash flow as well as tax planning, the timing of the distributions must also consider special taxable events such as the vesting of restricted stock grants/units; stock option exercises; relocation payments; hiring, retention, and incentive payments; and severance payments.