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

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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


Two strategies to create a family money culture that empowers your kids without creating entitlement.

September 27th, 2018

As a Family Office, my team and I at First Affiliated work with families of considerable financial wealth. But as I describe in my book, True Family Wealth; Love, Money and an Inspired Life, financial wealth is not the same as True family wealth.  True family wealth is achieved when every member of the family […]


Our Life Energy Quotient is the most important resource any of us has.

July 18th, 2018

  In my book True Family Wealth; Love, Money and an Inspired Life, I describe that regardless of whether we earn money, buy money, or were given money, we all have something in common. We are born, and we die. In between, we all have twenty-four hours each day that we live—we just don’t know […]


Without an investment strategy you’re only placing bets. And The Odds are Against You

June 7th, 2018

There is a big difference between investing and, well, gambling and a disciplined investment strategy. On the surface, the difference may seem obvious, but unfortunately, all too often people don’t behave as if they know the difference. And it can cost them dearly. I’m teasing a bit when I say without a strategy you are […]