How many are self employed and have their life savings at risk daily running their businesses? How much do you have at risk in your business? I have $500,000.00 in savings invested in one of my businesses and $300,000.00 in another. This represents 95% of my life savings and I am 55. Add in another $225,000.00 in loans and I have over a million bucks AT RISK. I will explain the tax implications later and how they dramatically affect the lifeblood of this country, the small business person.