As we considered how to kick off the beginning of SMI's 25th year, it seemed appropriate to go back to our archives for one of our "all-time favorites." This excerpt first appeared in 2005 and generated quite a response — first with us as we read it, then with SMI's readers.

In it, Alan Gotthardt challenges us to view our giving as a completely separate entity from our "Family Portfolio," and to use wise financial planning principles to construct an "Eternity Portfolio" with implications and rewards that will resonate forever. – AP

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