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 five 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 Markets and Money here. Official websites and financial eletters Vern writes for:

To read more insights by Vern check out the articles below.

Why Stocks Could Crash by 70%

The answer to the ‘crash’ question is unequivocal. ‘Yes. Absolutely. There is no doubt that’s going to happen.’ Why? Because booms are always, always, always followed by busts.

Self-Managed Super or Not?

If you wish to be proactive and look to take control of your destiny before, and not after, the event, then here’s a brief summary of what to consider when investing in self-managed super funds.

Watching the Fed with Interest

The Fed is at least trying to build a buffer for the coming deflationary crisis…but Japan and Europe have hardly moved from zero. Neither of them have anything to cut next time.

Real Eyes Realise Real Lies (Part 3)

Without the ability of working households to borrow (significantly) more and for retired households to spend more, the Ponzi scheme collapses. The real lie we’ve been living will be exposed with a credit crisis of…

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