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 If You Get Audited?
The chances of an IRS audit aren't that high. And being audited does not necessarily imply that the IRS suspects wrongdoing.
A Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List
A bucket plan can help you be better prepared for a comfortable retirement.
Pay Yourself First
It sounds simple, but paying yourself first can really pay off.
Purchasing homeowners insurance is critical for protecting your home.
The uncertainties we face in retirement can erode our sense of confidence.
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
Learn a little about worldwide currency in this fun infographic
Understanding the types of long-term-care services—and what those services could cost—may be critical.
Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.
Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.
With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.
Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
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.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
Selecting a mortgage isn't an easy process. Get a better understanding of how professionals make the right decisions.
What is your plan for health care during retirement?
How does your ideal retirement differ from reality, and what can we do to better align the two?
It’s never a bad time to speak with your financial professional about changes in your situation.
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?