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!
Understanding Marginal Income Tax Brackets
An inside look at how marginal income tax brackets work.
A Look at Whole Life Insurance
Whole life insurance remains in force as long as you remain current with premiums. Here's how it works.
The Fed and How It Got That Way
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.
Few contemplate the complex journey that brought their coffee from farm to kitchen table.
This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
A letter of instruction provides additional and more personal information regarding your estate.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
Monthly Social Security payments differ substantially depending on when you start receiving benefits.
This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.
Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.
Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you may need to save for retirement.
Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.
Learn how to harness the power of compound interest for your investments.
Do you know these three personal finance sayings?
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.
A portfolio created with your long-term objectives in mind is crucial as you pursue your dream retirement.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.