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!
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SECURE Act 2.0: An Overview
The second iteration of the SECURE Act brings forward several changes to the world of retirement.
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Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
Tips to avoid checking in luggage on your next vacation.
Retirees traveling abroad need to know that their health insurance travels with them.
Are you a thrill seeker, or content to relax in the backyard? Use this flowchart to find out more about your risk tolerance.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.
This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.
Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.
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).
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.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
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.
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
A growing number of Americans are pushing back the age at which they plan to retire. Or deciding not to retire at all.
A special needs trust helps care for a special needs child when you’re gone.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
Every so often, you’ll hear about Social Security benefits running out. But is there truth to the fears, or is it all hype?
The market is as unpredictable as the weather. We’d love to help you prepare.