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!
Problems with Probate
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Four Steps to Valuing an Estate
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Insuring Your Business Against Cyber Liability
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By understanding a few key concepts during a divorce, you may be able to avoid common pitfalls.
The tax rules that govern donating art are complex and confusing. Take a closer look.
Explore the growing influence women wield over the economy with this handy infographic.
The chances of an IRS audit aren't that high. And being audited does not necessarily imply that the IRS suspects wrongdoing.
This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.
Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
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.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
How does your ideal retirement differ from reality, and what can we do to better align the two?
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Explaining the SECURE Act and how the changes affect your retirement strategy.
The average retirement lasts for 18 years, with many lasting even longer. Will you fill your post-retirement days with purpose?
Ready for retirement? Find out why many are considering encore careers and push your boundaries into something more, here.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?