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Dollar Doldrums

Help employees mend their money woes with financial services.

This story appears in the January 2006 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

When personal finance woes were affecting the performance of one of Jil Wyland's employees, she had the employee sit down with her head of operations to learn the basics of budgeting and saving. Afterward, the employee became more productive. Ever since, personal finance education has become a popular employee benefit among the nine workers at Litigation Presentation Inc., an Atlanta legal graphics company Wyland founded in 2001.

Although it's far from her main line of business, Wyland, 35, feels the practice is sensible and appropriate. "We train people to gain better work habits," she reasons. "Why not help them with life a little bit, too?"

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