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!
How Income Taxes Work
A quick look at how federal income taxes work.
Jane Bond: Scaling the Ladder
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
The Facts About Income Tax
Millions faithfully file their 1040 forms each April. But some things about federal income taxes may surprise you.
What’s the deal with your yearly free credit report?
It's important to make sure your retirement strategy anticipates health-care expenses.
Explore the growing influence women wield over the economy with this handy infographic.
Knowing the rules may help you decide when to start benefits.
Learn when it may not make sense to file a claim on your home insurance.
Learn about clauses in the SECURE Act that affect 401Ks, students, and families.
Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.
Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.
Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
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 importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
Here’s a crash course on saving for college.
Why are 401(k) plans, annuities, and IRAs so popular?
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
Do you have causes that you want to support with donations?
Would you guess that Millennials are effectively saving for retirement? Well, they are.
In good times and bad, consistently saving a percentage of your income is a sound financial practice.