Originally Posted by petegz28
First lesson of good finance, don't ever plan on getting money that is in the form of options and bonuses. To do so is idiotic. If you took a job based on the hopes that bonuses or stock options would be where you make your money then you got perma-****ed unless you worked out a very beneficial contract for yourself.
I remember interviweing at companies and they would always try to toss in a "bonus" as a perk and I would stop them there. I never wanted to hear about bonuses. If I got one great. Otherwise, just tell me what I am getting in salary and the rest is gravy if it happens.
I have a friend who is a millionaire today by getting hired at start-ups offering stock options.
He did it three times.
“Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the Government’s purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.” — James Madison