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!
What is the Value of Your Business?
Ascertaining the value of your business is important for a variety of reasons.
Insuring Your Second Home
There are unique risks of owning a second home and obtaining the proper coverage may protect you from financial risk.
A Living Trust Primer
Living trusts are popular, but their appropriateness will depend upon your individual needs and objectives.
When you’re married and have children, insurance needs will be different.
When to start? Should I continue to work? How can I maximize my benefit?
Retirees traveling abroad need to know that their health insurance travels with them.
Here's a look at several birthdays and “half-birthdays” that have implications regarding your retirement income.
Even low inflation rates over an extended period of time can impact your finances in retirement.
Combating counterfeiting remains core to preserving the integrity of the nation’s money.
This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.
Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.
This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.
Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.
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.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
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.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
If you died, what would happen to your email archives, social profiles and online accounts?
Selecting a mortgage isn't an easy process. Get a better understanding of how professionals make the right decisions.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
A portfolio created with your long-term objectives in mind is crucial as you pursue your dream retirement.
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.