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!
Caring for Aging Parents
As our nation ages, many Americans are turning their attention to caring for aging parents.
The Great Debate Continues: Active vs. Passive
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
Inflation & Retirement
Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
There have been a number of changes to Social Security that may affect you, especially if you are nearing retirement.
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
Tips on insuring your teen driver.
When considering life insurance, it's important to understand your options.
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.
This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.
Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.
Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
Learn how to harness the power of compound interest for your investments.
For women, retirement strategy is a long race. It’s helpful to know the route.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
Retiring early sounds like a dream come true, but it’s important to take a look at the cold, hard facts.
Lifestyle inflation can be the enemy of wealth building. What could happen if you invested instead of buying more stuff?
The decision whether to buy or rent a home may have long-term implications.