Coaching Matters: Why You Need A Financial Coach

Guest Post: Nick Der is the founder of Oxfords & Brogues, a financial coaching company based in Southern California.  My relationship to money can oftentimes be confusing and complex. No matter how sure I was about something regarding my finances (like how to best pay off my $30,000 in student loans or which investment funds to choose in my 401(k) or what tool was best for me to stick to a budget), there was always a troll on the internet saying the exact opposite to what I thought was right for me–experiencing stress and overwhelm, being stuck and avoiding my …

5 Beneficial Ways To Use Your Tax Refund

5 Beneficial Ways To Use Your Tax Refund While tax time can be a dreaded time of year, your tax refund can set you up for greater financial success IF you use it to your benefit. Seemingly unlike everyone else, I really enjoy tax season. Working at a financial firm for years, we were consistently busy just before tax day. While our clients were stressing to make the deadline, I had started preparing my taxes January 1. Minus the fact that I am a finance nerd, the excitement of  filing my taxes and deciding what to do with my refund made the …