Pihl Financial Planning has its origins in 2017 when Nicholas created an ongoing podcast series to share the success stories behind local businesses and entrepreneurs. Through his podcast, The ROI Show, with Nicholas Pihl, Nicholas has interviewed over 50 business owners, absorbing and sharing the attitudes and insights that led to their success. What's more, these guests embody the qualities Nicholas admires and seeks out in clients. They are hard-working, abundance-minded, and creative. Realizing the unique financial challenges and opportunities for business owners and self-employed individuals, Nicholas decided to offer specialized financial planning for this niche, and founded Pihl Financial Planning.

Nicholas often travels to meet clients at the location that works best for them, and where they are most comfortable. He is also available by phone and video call.

Nicholas is a lifelong Oregonian, and alumnus of Oregon State University (2014), where he graduated Summa Cum Laude in Biochemistry and Biophysics. In 2015, he joined the financial planning profession. In 2020, he gained the CFP® certification. 

His hobbies include cooking, reading, writing, and hurling (check out Portland's hurling team).