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!
Roth 401(k) vs. Traditional 401(k)
This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).
Inflation & Retirement
Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.
Qualifying For Medicare Under Age 65
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Purchasing homeowners insurance is critical for protecting your home.
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Reasons to retain your coverage into your retirement years.
When considering life insurance, it's important to understand your options.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
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Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.
Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.
Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.
Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.
This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.
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.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
Doing your research is key before buying a vacation home.
Millions faithfully file their 1040 forms each April. But some things about federal income taxes may surprise you.
An amusing and whimsical look at behavioral finance best practices for investors.
In good times and bad, consistently saving a percentage of your income is a sound financial practice.
Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.
A will may be only one of the documents you need—and one factor to consider—when it comes to managing your estate.