By Chris McKinnon

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.

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“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.

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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.

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Popular topics at these classes include retirement planning, debt management, and understanding your credit score.