BullCast

BullCast

Delivering real talk while making financial topics more accessible, co-hosts Katie Pickler and Cort Winsett break down personal finance into engaging, bite-sized topics. Join them on their journey to “remove the veil” as they bring a basic level of awareness in a relatable, honest, and pop-culture-fueled format. // Powered by Pickler Wealth Advisors // 901.316.0160 | 1135 Halle Park Circle | Collierville, TN 38017 // Securities and advisory services offered through Commonwealth Financial Network®. Member www.FINRA.org / www.SIPC.org, a Registered Investment Advisor // This communication strictly intended for individuals residing in the states of AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, HI, IL, IN, LA, MD, MI, MO, MS, NC, NE, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA, WY. No offers may be made or accepted from any resident outside these states due to various state regulations and registration requirements regarding investment products and services.

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May 13, 2021 39 min

Today, we are talking about OPM or Other People’s Money. OPM is the sweetest drug on the planet. That car loan you have? OPM. Your mortgage? OPM. That’s right, it’s all about deploying other people’s money in your own life for things you want and need. Join us as we talk about leveraging borrowed money to increase return on investment, the idea of “good debt,” and utilizing credit cards to maximize benefits. Tune in and take advant...

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This episode is all about mom as we approach Mother’s Day. We’ll start the show with our top “mom” movies, then discuss the history of the holiday along with some interesting trivia. Our moms take care of us, but who takes care of them? Join us as we talk about the importance of caring for your mother, whether that be when she is in good health or bad. We’ll break down the importance of estate plans, family goals for aging parents,...

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In today’s episode, we’re saddling up to talk about the Kentucky Derby, gambling, and betting. With the Race for the Roses right around the track, there’s no better time to talk about the entertainment aspect and financial repercussions of betting. We’ll kick off at the starting gate with our Top 5 best gambling movies. We’ll then rope in our special guest, Lee Guest, who will give us insight into the world of sports betting. The M...

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Today’s show is an ode to the Oscars as well as the officially unofficial ceremony for our first-ever Bully Awards. In this movie-mayhem episode, we are roping in our producer, Cameron, and talking all about the biggest Silver-Screen blockbusters. We’ll begin with our Top 5 list of the best… um… Best Picture winners over the past 93 years. Then, we’ll have a discussion on some of the best Original Songs that have won at the Academy...

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In the world of financial planning, there’s so much information on the web that it can be absolutely overwhelming. Oftentimes, people are afraid to ask important questions because they don’t want to seem dumb. No worries, y’all, because BullCast is here to put you at ease and answer questions that you may be hesitant to ask. In today’s show, we are debunking myths (no, you don’t need a lot of money to invest), and we are walking yo...

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Millions of Americans find themselves in credit card debt, yet many of these same “spending victims” say that they have no idea how they got in such a financial bind. Today, we are introducing the concept of Behavioral Finance by discussing the rationalization of spending money. It’s all about the head vs. the heart, and there’s actually an enormous overlap between psychology and economics. We invite you to join us as we break down...

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April 1, 2021 38 min

It’s no shock that our nation has turned into a subscription-based market. The United States spends a combined 2 billion on subscriptions every year, and that trend is showing no sign of slowing down. For our younger listeners, Netflix may first come to mind when thinking about the dawn of subscription services. But the truth is, subscriptions have been around since the milkman! In this episode, we will discuss the evolution of sub...

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March 25, 2021 44 min

The Federal Reserve, or “The Fed”, is something you hear about a lot from politicians and financiers, but most people don’t know who they are or what they do. In this week’s show, we are talking about this extremely powerful central bank and what purpose it serves. We’ll start with our Top 5 list of “the most powerful people in the world." Then, we’ll break down the Federal Reserve Bank’s history, discuss its structure, and, mo...

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March 18, 2021 36 min

The Tooth Fairy has been hard at work for over 100 years, but the legend of exchanging money for teeth dates back to the time of the Vikings. That’s right, we’re talking about teeth today. “What the heck does this have to do with finance?” you may be asking yourself. Well, did you know the going rate of a tooth in 1965 was 10 cents? And that number has grown to a whopping $4 per tooth! Yep, even fairies are affected by inflation. J...

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March 11, 2021 48 min

(CUE THE IRISH JIG!) With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, what better way to kick off the pub crawls and parades than with your friends at BullCast? We’ll kick off this week’s green-tinted episode with our Top 5 “Unlucky Movie Characters” list, then we’ll dive right into this psychology-driven show. How much has luck played a role in your life? Does luck even exist? Whether you have a lucky rabbit’s foot hanging in your ...

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This week, we are continuing our conversation about your digital footprint. In this deeper dive into your online presence, we are discussing cybersecurity, cyber-attacks, and the measures you can take to protect yourself. We’ll then take a somewhat darker turn and talk about what happens to your online accounts after you die. We know “digital death” is not something everyone wants to talk about, but we promise it’s important and, o...

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February 25, 2021 47 min

Your digital footprint is similar to your actual footprints – think about when you walk through the house with muddy shoes. Your trail of data follows you around (unless you wipe off your “digital” shoes.) Your social media/online presence is rarely forgotten, so we’ll start the episode with some real-life social media horror stories. Then, we’ll dive into what your digital footprint really is, how it works, and how you can safely ...

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February 18, 2021 48 min

This week, we’re seeing (and hearing) double! Cort’s brother, Byron Winsett, is our special guest. As an Assistant District Attorney in Shelby County, Byron is the chief prosecutor of the Public Corruption and Economic Crimes Unit of the District Attorney’s office, which basically means he prosecutes a lot of financial, or “white-collar,” crimes, which just so happens to be exactly what we will be talking about. In the show, we’ll ...

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February 11, 2021 48 min

It’s almost Valentine’s Day, so we’d be remiss if this week’s episode wasn’t about love. Join us as we give a rundown of the best rom-coms – a tougher task than you’d imagine! In the meat and potatoes of the show, we’ll talk about love and money and how, when mixed together haphazardly, it can be a recipe for disaster. Because the second leading cause of divorce is financial issues, we are discussing financial accountability, joint...

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February 4, 2021 47 min

What is Asset Protection? What may sound like legal jargon is actually a pretty simple idea. Tune in for this week’s episode as we talk about building a fortress, so to speak, around your assets – those valuable belongings such as stocks, cash, and your home. We’ll begin the episode with our Top 5 list of best movie fortresses. Then, we’ll dive into important questions like: What is an asset and why am I protecting it? Is insurance...

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What will higher education look like in the future? Honestly, no one really knows. But that shouldn’t keep you from at least starting the conversation about saving money for your child or grandchild’s education. Join us as we talk about the ins and outs of education savings plans. We’ll break down UTMA and UGMA, FAFSA, prepaid plans, the 529 plan, and the tax implications involved in each plan. We’ll also give reasons why you shoul...

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January 21, 2021 44 min

Last week, we talked about the importance of putting away money early for retirement. This week, we are taking a deeper dive into the topic. We’ll start with a brief history lesson on why 65 is the magic age of retirement and when social security laws came to pass. Then, we’ll discuss what it actually means to retire. Join us as we hit on the six biggest mistakes made with retirement planning to help you better plot out a successfu...

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January 14, 2021 33 min

For many people, retirement seems like an eternity away. But the fact of the matter is that it is never too early (or late) to save for retirement. We’re kicking off today’s episode with our Top 5: the best part-time retirement jobs. Then, we’ll dive into the importance of putting away money for retirement. We’ll also be breaking down different retirement plans like 401(K), IRA, SEP IRA, and more. What’s the difference between Roth...

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We’re back for a brand-new season in the brand-new year! We’ve learned a whole lot along the way, and we look forward to where season 2 will take us. In today’s episode, we are talking about collectibles. We’ll start with the top 10 most valuable types of memorabilia, and then we’ll geek out over nerdy keepsakes that are worth a lot of dough. Are collectibles a good investment? What unique risks are involved with hoarding those ite...

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December 31, 2020 12 min

It’s New Year’s Eve and a fresh start is right around the corner. Not only are we wrapping up the insanity of 2020, but we are also wrapping up Season 1 of BullCast (thank you for tuning in for 30 episodes!) In this week’s mini-episode, we are discussing some of our most life-changing moments. Expectations are always high for the new year and rarely do things go as planned. Like us, the pivotal moments in your life probably happene...

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