BOSTON (CBS) — Companies are offering financial education classes and they are changing people’s lives.
A class helped Jonathan Pogact buy a house and create a secure future for him and his wife. And he did it all without having to leave the office.READ MORE: Foxboro Barber Shaves His Head In Support Of Woman With Stage 4 Breast Cancer
“It helps us grow personally, and when we’re happy in our personal life we bring it back to the workplace,” he says.
Jonathan’s company is one of a growing number of businesses that provide sound financial advice.READ MORE: Coronavirus In Massachusetts: Today's Developments
His office calls the monthly lunchtime information sessions “wisdom Wednesdays.”
In a survey, 40 percent of employees admit they’re overwhelmed by financial decisions.
Jonathan believes financial wellness training is an incredible job perk. It’s free advice that’s changed his life.MORE NEWS: 2 Hanover Street Banks Robbed Within 10-Minute Timeframe
Popular topics at these classes include retirement planning, debt management, and understanding your credit score.