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!
Surprise! You’ve Got Money!
Here’s a quick guide to checking to see if you have unclaimed money.
Best-Performing Asset Classes
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
Bursting the Bubble
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
The money problems or bad lifestyle habits of adult children could lead to the squandering of any inheritance they receive.
Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Knowing the rules may help you decide when to start benefits.
This article may help you understand the most recent changes to your IRA and your RMD implemented with the SECURE Act.
The uncertainties we face in retirement can erode our sense of confidence.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.
Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.
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.
This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.
Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
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.
Around the country, attitudes about retirement are shifting.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
You’ve made investments your whole life. Work with us to help make the most of them.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
If your family relies on your income, it’s critical to know what their needs would be in the event of your death.
In life it often happens that the answers to our most pressing questions are right in our own backyards.