The end of December is a natural time to reflect on the year. One way we do that here at SMI is to review which of the many articles we wrote were shared the most. (At the beginning and end of each article you will see icons for various social media platforms as well as an envelope icon you can click to share an article via email.) It’s interesting and helpful to see which pieces resonated with you to the point that you were prompted to pass them along to others.

Here, listed in order, are the 10 most-shared articles of 2019.

The Social Security Administration Made a Mistake
Social Security either is or will be an important source of income for many of us. So, when Joseph noticed a mistake on his wife’s earnings record, on which future benefits will be based, and then described how he went about getting it corrected, that got the attention of a lot of our readers. This was, by far, the most shared SMI article of 2019.

Your 10 Most Important Financial Moves for 2020
Recapping all of the articles we wrote over the past year, and framing the recap as a way of planning for the year to come, has become an annual tradition.

Attention Husbands: You Should Know About SMI’s Ministry to Widows
This is one of the lesser-known benefits of an SMI membership. But with so many people spreading the word, hopefully that won’t be the case for long.

Is a College Education Still Worth the Investment?
Reasons to rethink the “college for all” expectation.

A Quick Primer on Capitalism and Socialism (Plus One Lesser-Known Approach)
With the next presidential election coming up in 2020, debates about our country’s economic system have been much in the news. This article, which sought to view various systems through a Christian lens, resonated with many of our readers.

Making Sense of the Annuity Puzzle
Should you buy yourself a pension? It’s not an easy question to answer, so this article was designed to help cut through the complexity.

Making Sense of Your IRA Options
IRAs can be confusing as well.

Yield Curve Inverts – What You Need to Know
With the bull market celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2019, many investors kept an eye out for signs of a recession, and the yield curve is pretty good at signaling trouble ahead.

Promises Made, Promises Broken: What Went Wrong With the Income Tax
Another macro-economic piece that many of our readers found especially share-worthy.

Building a “Bridge” to Your Social Security Retirement Benefits
This one prompted not just a lot of sharing, but quite a few comments as well.

As we look back on 2019, we are especially thankful for you. We look forward to walking with you throughout the new year as we all seek to glorify God through the wise stewardship of the resources he has generously entrusted to our care.