Financial Planning & Wealth Management, Financial Stress, Financial Well Being



About David Parker

David Parker is the author of Income and Wealth, published in 2021. He began his career in education at the age of 24 and served students of San Francisco’s inner-city public elementary schools for 40 years as a music teacher, followed by 10 years as a volunteer. While pursuing his career in education, Parker became a very successful real estate investor. It was success in business that focused his writing, teaching and career as a professional musician. Parker’s career as a musician is similarly impressive. He spent 20 years as a member of the Berkeley Symphony Orchestra, then 20 years as leader of the Dave Parker Sextet, which twice headlined the San Francisco Fillmore Jazz Festival.


Parker’s thoughtful essays have been featured in The Economist, The Financial Times and prestigious law journals. In addition to being an author, entrepreneur and investor, David Parker is also a proud father and grandfather.  His mother, Gertrud Parker, served as a powerful inspiration, as she became late in life an international artist as well as a civic leader in San Francisco. She passed away in 2021 at age 96. David Parker, her son, is still a young 75. He is already hard at work on his next book.