Understanding Today’s Financial Environment
Welcome, I’m James Maendel, president of Maendel Wealth in Bloomfield Hills, 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) 982-6148 or use the "Have a Question?" box which appears throughout our website. It is an honor to serve you and your family!
Tax Deductions You Won't Believe
Here are some examples of deductions from the IRS that were permitted and some that were, uh, too creative.
Keeping Good Records is Good Business
Maintaining good records for your business not only helps to meet your tax and legal obligations, but it can save you money.
Lots of Variables with Fixed-Rate Mortgages
When selecting a fixed-rate mortgage, a borrower has to determine how many years to finance the loan.
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In the event of an unforeseen accident or illness, disability insurance may be a good way to protect your income and savings.
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.
Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.
Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.
This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
Millions faithfully file their 1040 forms each April. But some things about federal income taxes may surprise you.
Selecting a mortgage isn't an easy process. Get a better understanding of how professionals make the right decisions.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
Estate conservation is too important to put off. Do you have a smart exit strategy?
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
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