Your Money: Aug. 30, 1999

HOME INC. One obstacle to running a one-person business is the cost of benefits. Freeagent.com and Aquent are part of an emerging segment that acts as virtual employers, offering 401(k) plans and group insurance rates. They'll bill your clients and withhold payroll taxes, so you can file a W-2 instead of a Schedule C or Form 1099. Workers' comp and liability insurance are included in the monthly fee of $99 to $249.

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