About Vern Gowdie

Vern Gowdie has been involved in financial planning since 1986. 

In 1999, Personal Investor magazine ranked Vern as one of Australia’s Top 50 financial planners.

His previous firm, Gowdie Financial Planning was recognized in 2004, 2005, 2006 & 2007, by Independent Financial Adviser (IFA) magazine as one of the top 5 financial planning firms in Australia.

He has been writing his 'Big Picture' column for regional newspapers since 2005 and has been a commentator on financial matters for Prime Radio talkback.

His contrarian views often place him at odds with the financial planning profession.

Vern is is Founder and Chairman of the Gowdie Family Wealth advisory service, a monthly newsletter with a clear aim: to help you build and protect wealth for future generations of your family. He is also editor of The Gowdie Letter, which aims to help you protect and grow your wealth during the great credit contraction.

To have Vern’s enlightening market critique and commentary delivered straight to your inbox, take out a free subscription to The Daily Reckoning here.

Official websites and financial eletters Vern writes for:

To read more insights by Vern check out the articles below.
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The Final Farewell for Welfare

The welfare today is nothing more than a giant Ponzi (pyramid) scheme. Provided the base is greater than the apex, the illusion continues. And that’s where the problem is…
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‘Farewell Welfare’ — Part II

Welfare promises — made in times of lower life expectancies, when less people were at the apex of society’s pyramid (and during the greatest credit boom in history) — are going to be reneged upon.
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Waging a War on Growth

The debt-dependent economic growth model we’ve built is waging a war on itself. What will it be… the rich get poorer, or the poor get richer?
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Back to Our Future

Investors disappointed in the share market. Interest rates rising. Gold price, going from strength to strength. This was the market wrap for early 1980.