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!
The Anatomy of an Index
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
Buying vs. Leasing a Car
Whatever your relationship with your car, it may eventually come time for a new one. Familiarize yourself with your options.
How to Retire Early
Retiring early sounds like a dream come true, but it’s important to take a look at the cold, hard facts.
Monthly Social Security payments differ substantially depending on when you start receiving benefits.
Workers 50+ may make contributions to their qualified retirement plans above the limits imposed on younger workers.
Lifestyle considerations in creating your retirement portfolio.
You’re hit by an uninsured driver. Now what? Are you protected against financial losses?
Drinking may be a “rite of passage” for teens, but when it occurs in your home you may be held responsible for their actions.
Having your identity stolen may result in financial loss plus the cost of trying to restore your good name.
Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.
This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.
This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.
Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.
Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.
Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Lifestyle inflation can be the enemy of wealth building. What could happen if you invested instead of buying more stuff?
Ever lost your wallet? Frustrating. Here’s what you can do to keep yourself safe.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
Do you have causes that you want to support with donations? Here are three tips.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.