Need A Loan? Ask the Boss
(Wall Street Journal) — Every year, business owner Jim Fab lends his 25 employees as much as $4,000 interest-free for personal expenses they can’t afford up front, ranging from down payments on homes and cars to funeral and legal fees. Most pay him back – eventually. “I had a guy send me $300 a month for three years after he quit,” says Mr. Fab, whose electrical-contracting company, Fab Electric Inc., has been in operation in Gaithersburg, Md., since 1978.