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: DA: Tyngsboro Police Tried To Stop Car Before Fatal Crash With Garbage Truck
“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: Bryan Purdie Held Without Bail For Alleged Home Invasion, Kidnapping In Falmouth
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: 'ERs Bursting At The Seams': Nurses Plead For Help As Experts Predict Long Rebound From COVID
Popular topics at these classes include retirement planning, debt management, and understanding your credit score.