So, here's my status: I have never owned stock or investments of any kind, and currently have only a checking and savings account to my name, with a small amount of stock.
I'm receiving a signing bonus of restricted stock units of my employer's stock next month, disbursed to me 5% year 1, 15% year 2, and 20% every 6 months after (so, over 4 years).
I want to manage this somewhat intelligently, so what do I need to do to make that happen? The truth is, I don't know enough about this stuff to even ask the right questions, but I have at least one:
I intend to track my portfolio using Google finance, so how should I create this item in it? At a purchase price of $0, 5% now, and the rest as they become available to me, manually? Or is there a better way to log it?
I realize that my questioning is sort of undirected and probably doesn't make a lot of sense; please guide me!
In response to comments below:
- I'm in Canada at the moment, but the job is in the USA and I'll be moving there for it.
- The company is publicly traded