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401(k) Plans

Finance your business yourself by borrowing from your 401(k) plan.
April 20, 2006 in Self-Financing

Forgo the Fund?

You're risking your retirement, but if you believe in your startup you can fund it with your 401(k).
July 1, 2005 in Self-Financing

Taking Credit

Should you pull out the plastic to finance your startup? First, hear what 3 entrepreneurs who did it have to say.
June 1, 2005 in Self-Financing

House of Cards?

Home-equity borrowing could be risky business as interest rates rise.
October 1, 2003 in Self-Financing

Investing Your Own Money in Your Business

Don't let outside investors think for a second that you're unwilling to take on some financial risk.
March 24, 2003 in Self-Financing

Bootstrapping Your Startup

No, you don't need investors to start your dream business. Here's how to make it happen with your own money.
October 1, 2002 in Self-Financing

Using Home Equity to Get a Business Loan

Before you choose this risky method of financing, use this checklist to determine if it'll work.
August 19, 2002 in Self-Financing

Using Personal Assets for Funding

The realities of tapping into life insurance, CDs, mortgages, IRAs and 401(k)s
July 15, 2002 in Self-Financing

Taking Charge

Should you finance your new business with plastic?
July 18, 2000 in Self-Financing

Your Butt on the Line

Hate to burst your balloon, but you'll have to risk your money to raise money.
July 1, 2000 in Self-Financing

Financial Roulette

Is borrowing from your IRA a healthy risk or a tragic mistake?
June 1, 2000 in Self-Financing

Plastic Players

Get the lowdown on news, trends, programs and more.
May 1, 1999 in Self-Financing

Walk This Way

Lessons in the fine art of bootstrapping
October 1, 1998 in Self-Financing

A La Card

Charge it, balancing the books, the loan arranger.
June 1, 1998 in Self-Financing
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