Merry Christmas! For the last post of the year, I thought I’d do a recap of the 10 most popular posts of 2017, in case you missed one of them. Here they are, in order of popularity:
- All Of The Tax Reform Articles were immensely popular, which doesn’t surprise me. Major tax reform only comes around once in a generation and the entire nation was waiting in anticipation as it all unfolded. I wrote 4 different articles on the subject:
- How The Final Tax Bill Affects Pastors looks at the components of the final bill that the president signed into law last week.
- How The Tax Reform Bill (Tax Cuts & Jobs Act) Affects Pastors explains the original bill that the House GOP released at the beginning of November.
- How Does Trump’s Proposed Tax Reform Affect The Clergy Housing Allowance And 4361 Exemption? takes a look at the framework that the GOP released at the end of September as a guide for the writing of the final tax reform bill.
- Will You Pay More Taxes Under President Trump? was written before the inauguration and compared the Republican proposal released in 2016 with then-president-elect Trump’s tax reform proposal.
- The Amazing Retirement Account You Didn’t Know You Have looks at a highly tax-advantaged account that many people have access to but don’t realize that it can be used to save for retirement expenses tax-free.
- How To Get The Most Value Out Of Your Housing Allowance answers some of the most common questions about the clergy housing allowance, how it works, and how to make the most of it.
- Yes, There Is A More Affordable Alternative To Health Insurance discusses a little-known alternative to traditional health insurance, designed specifically for Christians.
- Should I Put Extra Into Retirement Or Pay Off My Mortgage Early? looks at the different factors that you should consider when deciding where to put your extra cash and how to make your decision.
- You Just Had A Baby. Now What? covers some of the legal and financial things that you need to make sure to do when you add a little one to your family.
- Why Do Church Employees Pay Self-Employment Taxes? explains why it is that some people are required to file their taxes as if they were self-employed and pay self-employment taxes even though they are employed by a church.
Those were the 10 most viewed blog posts of 2017. Do you have a favorite that didn’t make the list? Let everyone know in the comments below. Is there one that you want to see written in 2018? You can write that in the comments as well!