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AZ Tech Roundtable 2.0

AZ Tech Roundtable 2.0 with Matt Battaglia

The show where EntrepreneursTop Executives, Founders, and Investors come to share insights about the future of business


AZ TRT 2.0 looks at the new trends in business, & how classic industries are evolving

Common Topics Discussed: Startups, Founders, Funds & Venture Capital, Business, Entrepreneurship, Biotech, Blockchain / Crypto, Executive Comp, Investing, Stocks, Real Estate + Alternative Investments, and more… 


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Jun 10, 2022

Beware Taxes! Defense is What You Need vs Offense in Your Investment Gameplan

- BRT S03 EP24 (123) 6-10-2022 – Wealth for Life


Things We Learned This Week

  • Balance in a Financial Plan – Combo of Offense & Defense, Synergy of the Mix
  • Offense – Stocks, and other growth Assets, Real Estate rental property, owning a business, etc.
  • Defense – Tax Protection (moving $ to a Tax Free Position)
  • “One Thing” Retirement Plan – 401K & stocks, hope it goes up and no volatility (market risk), 90% of people are on this plan
  • Tax Buckets, broken into 3 categories of Taxed (income), Tax Deferred (401K), Tax Free (Roth)



Co-Host: 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’.




Synergy of Offense / Defense – diversification of income streams, lessen market risk


Offense – stocks, crypto, real estate

Defense - IUL, Cash Flowing Business, Real estate, bonds, dividend stocks

Offense – tactical – hold 15-20 stocks – aka ‘best houses on the block’

Tactical Investment Strategy – goal of growth, shift with market sentiment, value to growth or growth to cyclical – active management.  15% beat market, 85% do not.

Secular trends – housing, building or energy

Index – safe but will not out perform market, just bought off shelf.

Index has Market risk and Zombie Co. problem.

Cash = bad, gets eaten up by inflation = Inflation risk

Stock market – good at growth, but inefficient on income, hard to capture the gains

 “One Thing” Retirement Plan – 401K and stocks, hope it goes up and no volatility (market risk). 90% of people are on this plan.

Build Assets – or create assets, like a digital brand

Never go back to Vegas with scared money. Lose $, then chasing losses

Combine offensive and defensive strategies


Defense – wins championships, stable. Finances are stable, allows you to take risks IUL, CF business. During bad market, wait for stocks to rebound and pull money from IUL or business.

Visual – what is needed income or expenses – cover basics, then invest other money. Defense = 40%

More wealth created, less money in market – money from business or real estate, move money to index strategies. Use financial leverage to increase wealth.

Average worker – salary and money in market (401 K). All money is offensive strategy and subject to disruption and market risk.

Defense – Tax Protection and Tax Buckets 3 taxed, tax free, tax deferred

Tax brackets – progressive tax system. Tax income in tiered system

Taxes highest expenses, eats away at wealth - IRS – puts target on wealthy people

Takes time to move people to tax free position.  

Government/IRS is your silent partner –they will get their cut

Taxes – permanent loss of 25-50% every year

401 K / Tax Deferred – pay taxes later and do not know rate

Tax brackets – max out tax position and use 401 K


Segment defense money out – Secure future income with 20% of capitol. Frees up capitol for offensive strategy

Capital Control – no losses, principal protection, Lock in Gains .


Wealthy has less money in 401 K retirement income or home equity. Instead own assets – business or real-estate that have tax shielding qualities or private foundation

Leverage OPM – wealthy use other people’s money to invest, eran ROI on bigger sum of money, then take $ via loans, does not count as income on taxes


Business owner – advantages with LLCs, Trusts, Insurance  and expense write offs



More Info on WFL and Tax Free Matching: HERE



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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


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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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