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 Business Cycle
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Events on Wall Street
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
Making the most of surprises is a great reason to work with us.
Here's a look at several birthdays and “half-birthdays” that have implications regarding your retirement income.
There are common mistakes you can avoid when saving for retirement.
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
There are things about Social Security that might surprise you.
Healthy habits are one of the greatest gifts to give your child.
This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.
Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
When do you need a will? The answer is easy: Right Now.
Ever lost your wallet? Frustrating. Here’s what you can do to keep yourself safe.
A visit to the hospital can be painful, for both your body and your wallet. Don’t let it be more painful than it has to be.
Would you guess that Millennials are effectively saving for retirement? Well, they are.
Have you found yourself suddenly single? Here are 3 steps to take right now.
A growing number of Americans are pushing back the age at which they plan to retire. Or deciding not to retire at all.