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Pine Brook, NJ 07058

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Welcome to Wachtel Capital Advisors, LLC

Wachtel Capital Advisors, LLC is one of the preeminent independent financial planning firms in New Jersey as a result of its unique approach to servicing the needs of clients from many walks of life.  It is our goal to inspire our clients to achieve true wealth through education, communication and service that exceeds expectations.  We are one of the most decorated firms in New Jersey having been presented the prestigious Five Star Wealth Manager Award and featured in New Jersey Monthly Magazine three of the past four years.

In exploring our web site you'll see how Wachtel Capital Advisors, LLC places a heavy focus on financial education and understanding, which is different from other firms.  We prefer to develop a long lasting, trusting relationship with our clients where we sit on your side of the table, not across from you.

At WCA, we have experienced an incredible amount of success over the years.  We believe the essence of Our Success is rooted in:

  • Our Clients – We recognize that without our incredible clients, life would be much different.  Helping to solve both complex and common planning problems successfully for clients of various economic backgrounds has helped us quickly build a happy and successful client base whom kindly and confidently refer us to their family, friends and co-workers.
  • Our Belief - Providing an unbiased, objective and thorough approach to both protection planning and wealth management has helped our clients feel confident that we truly do plan for their best interests at all times.
  • Our Results – WCA’s strong growth has been because of the trust and confidence we've earned based on results we've achieved for clients. 
  • Our Culture - Privately owned and independent, we are singularly focused on helping our clients achieve their goals and conduct all planning with a sole focus on our client’s best interests.

Please take as much time as you’d like to browse our website.  We believe you will find a number of useful pieces of information regarding various areas of financial planning and our firm.  We sincerely appreciate the time you have taken and hope to hear from you soon.

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How Stocks Work

How Stocks Work

Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.

A Primer on Dividends

A Primer on Dividends

A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."

How Financial Advisors Are Compensated

How Financial Advisors Are Compensated

Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.


What Is a Stretch IRA?

If you have a traditional IRA, you may have the opportunity to extend its tax-deferred status across multiple generations.

Don’t Be Your Own Worst Enemy

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Split Annuity Strategy

Here's one strategy that combines two different annuities to generate income and rebuild principal.

Healthy Body, Healthy Pocketbook

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Orchestrating Your Retirement Accounts

Getting the instruments of your retirement to work in concert may go far in realizing the retirement you imagine.

Retiree Health Care Coverage Overseas

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Federal Income Tax

Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.

What Is My Risk Tolerance?

This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.

How Much Home Can I Afford?

With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.

Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings

Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.

Lifetime of Earnings

Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.

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Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.

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5 Smart Investing Strategies

There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives

Tax Management Strategies

Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.

Retirement Plan Distributions

There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.

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The Cost of Procrastination

Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.


Making the most of surprises is a great reason to work with us.

The Good Ship IPO

The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.

Estate Management 101

A will may be only one of the documents you need—and one factor to consider—when it comes to managing your estate

Tuning Your Social Security Benefit

When should you take your Social Security benefit?

Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?

There are three things to consider before dipping into retirement savings to pay for college.

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