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 market is as unpredictable as the weather. We’d love to help you prepare.
The Fed and How It Got That Way
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Women and Financial Strategies
Most women don’t shy away from the day-to-day financial decisions, but some may be leaving their future to chance.
Even dogs have bad days. So, what happens when your dog bites a neighbor or passing pedestrian?
Apps that help small business owners better manage and grow their business.
Don’t overlook the need for renter’s insurance if you rent your home.
Umbrella liability can be a fairly inexpensive way to help shelter current assets and future income from the unexpected.
Important as it is, Medicare does not cover the full range of health-care expenses you may experience in your golden years.
Life insurance proceeds are generally tax-free. But not in all cases.
This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.
Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.
This calculator will help determine whether you should invest funds or pay down debt.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.
Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.
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.
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.
Why are 401(k) plans, annuities, and IRAs so popular?
What is your plan for health care during retirement?
When do you need a will? The answer is easy: Right Now.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.