Understanding Today’s Financial Environment
Welcome, I’m James Maendel, president of Maendel Wealth in Troy, Michigan. Here at Maendel Wealth we understand that individuals face unique challenges as they navigate today's financial landscape planning for retirement and a secure future for their families & businesses. We can help take the mystery out of preparing for today and tomorrow. Whether you are investing for retirement, college savings, corporate or estate planning, our personalized service focuses on your needs, wants, financial goals, and objectives.
With over 17 years in the financial services industry, I am passionate about helping clients make smart, well-informed decisions that make a meaningful and lasting impact in their lives and investments - providing them with a framework for greater financial independence. Since starting my business in 1999, I've guided clients through bear markets, the dot-com bubble, and the 'great recession' -the unprecedented global financial and housing crisis of 2008, gleaning experience and insights I believe only the market "trenches" can give.
We can help you address your needs of today and for many years to come. We look forward to working with you through all stages of your life. To get started, please call (248) 282-4183 or use the "Have a Question?" box which appears throughout our website. It is an honor to serve you and your family!
The Cost of Procrastination
Don't let procrastination keep you from pursuing your financial dreams and goals.
Alternative Investments - Going Mainstream
Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.
A Brief History of Estate Taxes
Federal estate taxes have long since been a lucrative source of funding for the federal government.
If you find it hard to attain personal life goals, there’s an app for that!
Bitcoin has emerged as a digital currency that exists virtually, making it different in fundamental ways.
Crowdfunding continues to gain momentum as more people search the Internet for financing and fundraising alternatives.
Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
There’s a link between debt and stress.
Five creative (and inexpensive) ideas for motivating your employees.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.
This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.
Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
A will may be only one of the documents you need—and one factor to consider—when it comes to managing your estate
Recent changes in estate tax laws could affect the strategy you have in place.
Learn how to harness the power of compound interest for your investments.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
The question used to be, “How low can interest rates go?” Now it's, “How long can rates remain at their historic low levels?”
The decision whether to buy or rent a home may have long-term implications.