A thought provoking and practical guide to help parents empower their adult children to create the lives they love - with the resources to support their choices.

“What a wonderful book. A unique and holistic goals based approach to wealth planning for individuals and families...”
- Caroline Mulroney Lapham, CIM


About the Author

CHRIS CLARKE is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), Trust and Estates Practitioner (TEP), Family Facilitator and Registered Financial Planner (RFP), as well as CEO and founder of First Affiliated, a Family Office managing client finances for the past thirty years.

First Affiliated works with families in Toronto, across Canada and overseas. Chris and her team assist their client families with a wide array of wealth, lifestyle, and legacy issues, an approach that earned them recognition from the International Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) as one of the world’s top multi-family offices.

“I want to help families rethink what money means.  It is not something to hoard or fear, but rather a resource to be used in the joy of creation to benefit current and future generations.”

Chris Clarke – Author True Family Wealth Love, Money and an Inspired Life

Chris's Blogs


Don’t make a New Year’s Resolution –make a plan!!

January 8th, 2019

  I think that New Year’s resolutions usually fail because they are nothing more than a well-intended ‘wish’ for change. Most people live the same old song over and over again due to subconscious patterning. So despite a desire to do something new or change their path, their subconscious rules by default,  playing back their […]


It is our wish for 2019

December 4th, 2018

          That we remember to take care of each other, whether friend or stranger; That we turn away from negativity, and choose positive thoughts, actions and speech; That we stand up with confidence and nurture our world with love and hope; That within our means, we send our money and the […]


Building True Family Wealth: Creating family unity to discuss money and your legacy while avoiding conflict.

November 25th, 2018

True Family Wealth is about ensuring every member of your family feels enriched and supported.  It doesn’t always mean supported just with money.  One of the major components of building true family wealth is good communications among family members. Some families find it really difficult to imagine themselves meeting together to discuss issues, especially money […]