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.... Show More

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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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December 24, 2020 24 min

Ho ho ho! It’s Christmas Eve, and Santa has dropped off some early gifts for us (yes, we made it on the “nice” list this year.) With a new mixer and mics, BullCast sounds better than ever as we head into the new year. In this week’s episode, we’ll drop some Yuletide trivia on you. Katie and Cort will also talk about their three Christmas ghosts: Past, Present, and Yet to Come. Our hosts are sharing who their ghosts would be and dis...

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December 17, 2020 41 min

As we wrap up the year, one thing is on all of our minds: resolutions. Whether that be hitting the gym, eating healthier, or just bettering yourself in general, resolutions are notoriously hard to maintain. This week, we are starting off the episode with a new segment we call Twitter Nuggs where we read some of the funniest tweets on resolutions. In this episode, we’ll also talk about where the tradition came from, why we make reso...

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December 10, 2020 47 min

If you listen closely, you can hear Santa ringing the bell for The Salvation Army. That’s right! It’s December – the season of giving – so what better time to talk about Charitable Giving? This week, Katie and Cort will be breaking down the psychology behind giving. Yes, it does make us feel all warm and fuzzy inside when we donate, but there is so much more to it. Also, in this episode, we will talk about smart giving (don’t becom...

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December 3, 2020 43 min

It’s finally December, y’all, so you can officially start the Christmas music and festivities! In this week’s episode, we’re talking all about the stress that goes along with this time of year. Why are the holidays so stressful, anyways? A lot of reasons, actually, including gift shopping and the budgeting (or lack thereof) that goes along with it. Take control of the holidays – and your emotions – this Christmas season by listenin...

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November 26, 2020 16 min

Happy Thanksgiving, Y'all! Tune in to this mini episode on the drive to your Great-Aunt Gertrude's house. In this "appetizer" edition, we're talking about the only Thanksgiving movie that matters: Planes, Trains and Automobiles. Katie and Cort are also having the Great Thanksgiving Debate where they duke it out over Turkey Day traditions and dishes. May your belly be stuffed, your cup full, and the political con...

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November 19, 2020 41 min

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and so is the prospect of family members asking you to loan them some cash. Awkward, right? Well, it doesn’t have to be! This week, Katie and Cort will be discussing this tricky topic with some helpful tools. For instance, treat family loans as a business decision and keep emotions out of the equation! They’ll also be giving you some “safe” topics to discuss around the table such as “in Titanic, ...

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November 12, 2020 39 min

This week, we’re talking about identity theft and the real, lasting damage it can cause for victims. In fact, every two seconds a new victim is claimed by this growing problem. Join Katie and Cort as they break down the four types of identity theft, and the steps one can take to protect themselves. Who is the most vulnerable to identity theft? What is the most common form? If I am a victim, how can I recover? Join us for answers to...

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We are wrapping up our Debt series with this episode which is all about the woes of having a bad credit score. In the show, we’ll begin by recapping our credit score discussion from way back in Episode 15. Then, we’ll talk about why bad credit happens and key examples of ways you can grow that score! What’s considered a good score? How is a credit score actually tallied? Which debts do I pay off first, and should I just cut up all ...

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Things are a little bit different for this week’s show. As we quickly approach the 2020 Election, we wanted to do an episode about politics. But when you talk politics, things get heated… quickly. So, how did we solve this presidential predicament? By talking only about pop culture, of course. This week, we are breaking down the best portrayals of U.S. presidents in pop culture. We even take it a step further and have our first-eve...

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October 22, 2020 63 min

This week is our spooktacular Halloween episode where we are continuing our discussion on buying a house. Pretty scary, right?! In part two of our “Buying a House” mega episode, we are breaking down how mortgages work today and the standards that exist because of the Housing Bubble and Financial Crisis of 2008. We also have a guest segment today. Nancy Krahl, Bank Mortgage Officer at Bank of Bartlett, will help us further understan...

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October 15, 2020 42 min

We’ve got another two-part episode for you as we continue our Debt series. This week, we are talking about buying a house, one of the biggest financial decisions a person will make. In part one, we’re breaking down the “American Dream” and what crucial factors go into purchasing a home: What function should a house serve? What’s the importance of location? Why should you tally up your needs vs. wants when house hunting? We’ll then ...

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