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.

Winning Streaks Always End

Our economic winning streak is in record breaking territory. The last recorded recession in The Lucky Country ended in June 1991. But that’s not how life should work.

Fantasy Island

Fantasy Island is a paradise in the Pacific Ocean. The island’s GDP output is $500k. There is no debt. One day, a fellow calling himself Charles arrived on the shores of Fantasy Island.

The Lessons from Downton Abbey

Confession time. I’m a bit of a Downton Abbey fan. The series piqued my interest…personally and professionally. The fortunes and misfortunes of the English aristocracy is an excellent case study of generational wealth.

The Cost of Arrogance

It’s frustrating that these costs from the Royal Commission could have been avoided if those charged with looking after the public interest had not acted out of self-interest.

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