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Episode 102: Conversations with a 20-Something-Year-Old (Adulting, Part 2)

Episode 102: Conversations with a 20-Something-Year-Old (Adulting, Part 2)

May 19, 2022

In this week’s episode, we are furthering our previous discussion on “adulting.” In this educational show, we’ll have a conversation with a very special guest who is in the throes of making big decisions in the big city. We’ll start the episode with a fan favorite, TwitterNuggs, discussing the funniest tweets on adulting. Then, we’ll jump in with our special guest, Caky Winsett. Caky is a 20-something-year-old carving out her career in New York City. Tune in as Caky asks us great questions about finance including what to do with savings, how much should one contribute to their IRA, and so much more. Don’t miss this episode as we help guide a young woman along in her financial journey!

TwitterNuggs: Funniest Tweets About Adulting

Hashtags of the week: #BullCastGuest #Adulting #KatieBlacksOutAndEndsUpWithNiceThings #AdultingInNYC #CamLikesWinsettPetNames #Taxes #Finance #CreditCards #BecauseMyDadSaidSo #BakyQAndAky

Episode 101: Adulting and Financial Literacy 101

Episode 101: Adulting and Financial Literacy 101

May 12, 2022

Adulthood can be hard, especially for those fresh out of college looking to start a career. In today’s episode, we are discussing “adulting” and the crucial financial literacy lessons that must accompany this transition in order to achieve a life of success. We’ll kick off the show with our list of the top movies about adulting and finding your direction in life. Then, we’ll discuss the things you can do to “officially” become an adult with your finances. We’ll wrap the show with an in-depth discussion on financial literacy and why it is so important to teach kids at a young age. It can be difficult to ask for help, especially for a 20-something-year old trying to make it in the world, but it’s vital that every person takes the initiative to self-educate and grow their financial knowledge … or else they will be starting off on the wrong foot and creating a path of difficulties in life. Build a fulfilling life and become financially literate!

The List: Best Movies About Finding Your Way in Life

Hashtags of the week: #Adulting #FinancialLiteracy #Ballyhooing #Garfunkel #GreekOnTheBrain #WeDontTalkAboutFICO

Episode 100: A Big Day for BullCast

Episode 100: A Big Day for BullCast

May 5, 2022

We did it, y’all! We have officially produced 100 episodes of BullCast and we couldn’t be prouder. Tune in this week to take a walk down memory lane with Katie, Cort, and Cam. We’ll have all kinds of behind-the-scenes nuggets, bull-tastic trivia, and a list of what we look forward to in the future for BullCast. Because of you, our awesome listeners, we have been able to deliver real talk on personal finance for 100 shows. We set out on this journey to make financial topics more accessible, and we think we’ve done just that. We’re nowhere close to stopping, and we appreciate you for tuning in every week!

The List: Most Memorable Moments

Hashtags of the week: #BullCastOneHundred #TheresAnEpForThat #MemoryLane #BestMoments #TheLaw #Goals #TheFivePlans

Episode 99: Star Wars Day

Episode 99: Star Wars Day

April 28, 2022

To all of our BullCast Jedi across the Galaxy: May the fourth be with you! In less than a week, we will be celebrating Star Wars Day on May 4th, an “unofficially official” holiday dedicated to Star Wars and its fans. In our ode to the extremely popular franchise that has had the largest impact on pop culture, we will be discussing the characters and rich history that make Star Wars so impactful. We will have a debate on the worst characters, discuss the timeline of cultural events that have happened because of the films, and list out ways you can celebrate the day. Star Wars’ influence is vast – not only in film and TV but also in technology, video games, and music – and we hope you’ll join us for this inside look at this groundbreaking, cinematic phenomenon.

The List: Worst Characters from Star Wars

Hashtags of the week: #StarWars #StarWarsDay #MayTheFourthBeWithYou #Jedi #JarJarApologist

Episode 98: Tax Day Aftermath

Episode 98: Tax Day Aftermath

April 21, 2022

Tax Day has come and gone, but its wreckage remains, and like every year, it will be back again before we know it. Join us as we talk about perhaps the most dreaded financial topic: taxes. We’ll kick off the show with Twitter Nuggs featuring the best tax-related tweets. Then, Katie, Cort, and Cam will break down this difficult but necessary topic. We’ll throw in some happy and talk refunds (CHA-CHING)! Sorry, not to be a killjoy, but are refunds a good thing? Finally, as always, we give you some planning pointers to ease your pain by listing out 12 tips to cut your tax bill next time around. Because unless you’re hit with the only other certainty in life, there’s going to be a next time! We touch on HSAs, FSAs, AGI (so many letters!), fees, penalties, hiring a professional, and everything in between.

Twitter Nuggs: Best Tax-Related Tweets

Hashtags of the week: #TaxDay #Taxes #DeathAndTaxes #TwitterNuggs #SiriDefinesTaxes #IRA #HireAProfessional #CharitableGiving

Episode 97: Planned Giving

Episode 97: Planned Giving

April 14, 2022

Most people have heard of charitable giving and annual giving, but there’s another lesser-known form of donation in the world of philanthropy: Planned Giving. Join us this week as we define and discuss legacy gifts. Simply put, Planned Gifts are made during the lifetime of a donor, reflecting his or her intentions to contribute a major gift beyond their lifetime. In this episode, we’ll discuss the top vehicles for planned giving (such as bequests and trusts), why planned giving is so impactful, and the idea of leaving a significant legacy for generations to come. It’s never too late to plan out your future (and your charitable contributions) so tune in to find out how to get started. 

The List: Best Movies Involving the Reading of a Will

Hashtags of the week: #PlannedGiving #EstatePlan #CharitableGiving #Runcle #HeleenaBoneHamCarter #PlanningYourFuture #TheLaw

Episode 96: The Power of Branding

Episode 96: The Power of Branding

April 7, 2022

You’ve always heard that first impressions matter, but this goes far beyond dressing to impress, shaking hands, and maintaining eye contact – especially for small business owners. This week, Cameron will be talking about effective branding and how it’s more than just having a good logo. What can be boiled down to “a promise you make (and keep) to your customers,” branding involves authenticity, time, putting your best foot forward, perfecting your culture, and so much more. Join the entire BullCast team as they take a deep dive into this intangible yet imperative concept. We’ll be answering questions such as: What is branding and why does it matter? How does branding differentiate from marketing? What is a brand “voice” and how can you harness yours? As Amazon’s founder Jeff Bezos once said, “your brand is what others say about you when you’re not in the room.”

The List: 10 Steps to Grow Your Brand

Hashtags of the week: #Branding #Marketing #Logos #SmallBusiness #Voice #BecomeTheMedia #Authenticity #GrowYourBrand #BeHuman

Episode 95: Sharpening the Saw, Aloha-Style

Episode 95: Sharpening the Saw, Aloha-Style

March 31, 2022

Aloha from Hawaii! On this week’s show, we are expanding our conversation on “sharpening the saw.” Our team has just returned from hosting a two-day leadership symposium in Maui, and we were chomping at the bit to further discuss the importance of lifelong learning. Your personal and professional life should focus on evolving, adapting, and pursuing constant improvement. If you don’t strive for greatness, you are settling for mediocrity which is one of life’s greatest roadblocks. Join us as we chat about going from good to great, working smarter (not harder), and avoiding the dreaded “but we’ve always done it this way” excuse. The great Ross Geller couldn’t have summed it up any better: “PIVOT!”

Hashtags of the week: #Aloha #SharpeningTheSaw #PersonalDevelopment #ProfessionalDevelopment #Pivot #Adapt #GreetingsFromMaui #LifelongLearner

Episode 94: Thirty-Six, Twenty-Eight

Episode 94: Thirty-Six, Twenty-Eight

March 24, 2022

There are two numbers that are extremely important for all adults when it comes to thinking about debt and income: 36 and 28. This week’s episode is all about buying only what you can afford. Specifically, when it comes to purchasing a house. We’ll kick off the show with our list of the best movies to watch for first-time home buyers. Then, we’ll dive into how breaking the 36/28 rule can have serious implications for your finances. We’ll talk about calculating your debt load, front-end and back-end ratios, and how costs can add up extremely quickly. Don’t miss this episode as we give tips on how to not be house poor!

The List: Best Movies for First-Time Homebuyers

Hashtags of the week: #ThirtySixTwentyEight #BuyingAHome #DontBeHousePoor #SirMixALot #BuyWhatYouCanAfford #Income #Debt

Episode 93: Sticker Shock

Episode 93: Sticker Shock

March 17, 2022

Happy St. Paddy’s Day! In this week’s mini-episode, we muse about rising prices and how there seems to be no end in sight. From Netflix to groceries to clothes, “sticker shock” is a very real thing. We’ll touch on the concept of bottlenecks in the supply chain as well as supply and demand. We’ll have a beefy episode on inflation in the near future, but we wanted to keep things light before your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. As they say in Ireland, “sláinte!”

Hashtags of the week: #StPatricksDay #Inflation #RisingPrices #Bottleneck #SupplyChain

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