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!
Financial Strategies in a Post-DOMA World
The Supreme Court’s declaring DOMA unconstitutional may require some same-sex couples to reconsider their financial strategy.
Making Your Tax Bracket Work
Have you explored all your options when it comes to managing your taxable income?
Making Sense of U.S. Household Net Worth
A look inside the U.S. government's statistics on household net worth.
Five phases to changing unhealthy behaviors.
The uncertainties we face in retirement can erode our sense of confidence.
Roth 401(k) plans combine features of traditional 401(k) plans with those of a Roth IRA.
It's important to understand the pros and cons when considering a prepaid debit card.
Having your identity stolen may result in financial loss plus the cost of trying to restore your good name.
Good employee health can be great for the company’s bottom line.
Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.
Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.
With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.
Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.
This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).
This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
Selecting a mortgage isn't an easy process. Get a better understanding of how professionals make the right decisions.
Do you have causes that you want to support with donations? Here are three tips.
Roth IRAs are tax advantaged in a different way from traditional IRAs.
If you died, what would happen to your email archives, social profiles and online accounts?
Retiring early sounds like a dream come true, but it’s important to take a look at the cold, hard facts.
Making the most of surprises is a great reason to work with us.