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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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TIPS for Inflation

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Password Protection Strategies

Simple steps may help you foil hackers and protect your privacy.


When Life Insurance Becomes Taxable

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Test Your Life Insurance Knowledge

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Social Security: Maximizing Benefits

There are other ways to maximize Social Security benefits, in addition to waiting to claim them.

Social Security Benefits: How Much Will I Receive

Calculating your potential Social Security benefit is a three-step process.

Crowdfunding—Capital for the 21st Century

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The Business Cycle

Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.

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Can I Refinance My Mortgage?

This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.

Annuity Comparison

This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.

What Is My Current Cash Flow?

Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.

Social Security Taxes

Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.

Assess Your Life Insurance Needs

This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.

Comparing Investments

This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.

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An Inside Look at Retirement Living

A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

Your Cash Flow Statement

A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

Tax Management Strategies

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.

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Tuning Your Social Security Benefit

When should you take your Social Security benefit?

Events on Wall Street

Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.

Emerging Market Opportunities

What are your options for investing in emerging markets?

Should You Invest in Exchange Traded Funds?

There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?

How to Retire Early

Retiring early sounds like a dream come true, but it’s important to take a look at the cold, hard facts.

Extended Care: A Patchwork of Possibilities

What is your plan for health care during retirement?

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