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Business Roundtable

Business Roundtable with Matt Battaglia

The show where Entrepreneurs, High Level Executives, Business Owners, and Investors come to share insight and ideas about the future of business.

BRT 2.0 looks at the new trends in business, and how classic industries are evolving. We Profile the current Players weekly in an Interview format to give you an inside look, to learn from their own experiences.

Popular Topics Discussed: Business, Entrepreneurship, Investing, Stocks, Cannabis, Tech, Blockchain / Crypto, Real Estate, Legal, & More

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Jan 3, 2022

BRT Show 100 – Best of Investing 2021

- BRT S03 EP01 (100) 1-2-2022


BRT Podcast 100th show, we are rejoined by the first guest, Denver Nowicz to talk about the Show’s Philosophy. The Business Roundtable is a show about the intersection of business and investing, with interviews of top business leaders giving actionable advice on their industry. The common topics are investing, tech, cannabis, real estate, crypto & more.



1st Half – Philosophy, Investing and Taxes 

Guest: Denver Nowicz, President - Wealth For Life


Denver is an advisor with nearly 20 years experience working with clients in investments and insurance, designing retirement plans with a combo of both. He takes us through different strategies for clients to get the best allocations for their money over the long term. It is the Combo Strategy of both Offense and Defense, the synergy of the mix, not ‘All or Nothing’.



  • Most financial advice is for 90% of people, not the Top 10% earning $125K +
  • Goal is to own Assets, especially cash flowing assets like Business or Real Estate
  • Cash is hurt by Inflation vs. Assets that appreciate and can be a hedge against Inflation
  • Generate Multiple Streams of Income to Diversify, and have $ coming in regardless of economy
  • Own business if possible for cash flow, appreciation and Tax Write Offs
  • Beware Disruption – have an Exit Strategy, think long term, and have a backup plan 
  • Tax Protection – understand the 3 Tax Buckets of Taxed (W2 Income), Tax Deferred (401K), and Tax Free (ROTH or IUL)
  • A tax Deferred plan like a 401K is good early to provide some quick tax deferral, but should not be the whole plan
  • Do you want to pay taxes now on the Seed, or pay taxes later on the Harvest?
  • The Gov’t (IRS) is everyone’s Silent Partner, and will get their cut – separate from that partner
  • If you earn $100k + in your household, then taxes will be your biggest expense in retirement 
  • Move $ into a Tax Free Position, 30% + if possible, then pull from different buckets in Retirement
  • A large portion of Social Security will be taxed (85% of the total) if you are a high income earner
  • Invest for Offense in Stocks, Business’ or Real Estate
  • Use Insurance products with an Index Strategy for Defense, protects principal
  • Use Leverage and Capital Control to grow Wealth – control dollars with pennies
  • Create Arbitrage spread like a bank, Borrow Money at 3% and Earn 6%
  • The Wealthy use borrowed money to earn a lower more conservative return on a larger amount of money vs. trying to chase high returns with their own money

2022 Fed Income Tax Brackets (for taxes due in April 2023) 

Single filers

Tax Rate          Taxable Income Bracket           Tax Owed

10%                  $0 to $10,275                            10% of taxable income

12%                  $10,276 to $41,775                    $1,027.50 plus 12% of the amount over $10,275

22%                  $41,776 to $89,075                    $4,807.50 plus 22% of the amount over $41,775

24%                  $89,076 to $170,050                  $15,213.50 plus 24% of the amount over $89,075

32%                  $170,051 to $215,950                 $34,647.50 plus 32% of the amount over $170,050

35%                  $215,951 to $539,900                 $49,335.50 plus 35% of the amount over $215,950

37%                  $539,901 or more                      $162,718 plus 37% of the amount over $539,900


The top 20% of taxpayers paid 78% of federal income taxes in 2020, according to the Tax Policy Center, up from 68% in 2019. The top 1% of taxpayers paid 28% of taxes in 2020, up from 25% in 2019. 61% of Americans paid no federal income taxes in 2020. - tax stats and articles


Link to Taxes Show on 10/31/2021 w/ Denver: Here

Link to Offense / Defense Show on 6/6/2021 w/ Denver: Here

Link to Shows, Denver was a Guest: Here


More Info on WFL and Tax Free Matching: HERE


2nd Half - Best of Investing - 2021

2nd Half - Best of Investing – 2021
BRT re-visits some Investing segments from 2021 on investing and the 401K creation.

Topics: Stock Market,401K, investing, Franchising, buying business vs. startup, real estate accounting


BRT Clip from Seg. 2 of 7/25/2021

Topic: Investing Mid-2021, Inflation, Tech Stocks are Flat, Now What?

Guest: Robert Raeburn VP Wealth Mgmt,  Life Pro Asset Mgmt
Robert’s Weekly Insights -

Inflation, The Fed, macro outlook, state of the market

Full Show: Here


BRT Clip from Seg. 2 of 12/5/2021

Guest: Jon Ostenson, w/ Franbridge Consulting

Full Show: Here


BRT Clip from Seg. 1 of 8/29/2021

Topic: Ted Benna, the Father of the 401k Covers It All, History, pensions, Fees & More

Guests: Ted Benna, Benna 401K

Full Show: Here


BRT Clip from Seg. 3 of  4/18/2021

Topic: Real Estate Accounting w/ Keystone CPA

Guest:  Amanda Han & Matt MacFarland w/ Keystone CPA

Full Show: Here



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The show where EntrepreneursHigh Level Executives, Business Owners, and Investors come to share insight and ideas about the future of businessBRT 2.0 looks at the new trends in business, and how classic industries are evolving

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