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!
Social Security Taxes
Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.
Your Changing Definition of Risk in Retirement
A change in your mindset during retirement may drive changes to your portfolio.
Social Security Benefits: How Much Will I Receive
Calculating your potential Social Security benefit is a three-step process.
A letter of instruction provides additional and more personal information regarding your estate.
Learn how to replace your lost, stolen, or damaged Medicare card in this helpful article.
Even if you’re young and single, you should still consider protecting yourself.
Retirement income may come from a variety of sources. Here's an overview of the six main sources.
Learn how to address the challenges that women face when planning for retirement.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.
This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.
Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.
Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
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.
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.
How does your ideal retirement differ from reality, and what can we do to better align the two?
Bucket lists don’t have to be for tomorrow.
Learn about the advantages of Business Owner Policies with this highly educational and fun animated video.
Here’s a quick guide to checking to see if you have unclaimed money.
A visit to the hospital can be painful, for both your body and your wallet. Don’t let it be more painful than it has to be.
Imagine your ideal post-pandemic retirement with this animated video.