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 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.

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Official websites and financial eletters Vern writes for:

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

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Ignoring Ignorance Can Be Costly

The world is awash with more than US$220 trillion of debt. This is a whole lot of future consumption that’s already been consumed. Now we have to pay for it.
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The Inflation Squeeze Is On

It’s taken longer than I thought for the inflation squeeze to work its way into mainstream consciousness. But it’s now making regular headlines.
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Right Prediction…Wrong Headline…Shorter Timeframe

‘It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.’ – Yogi Berra When you’re in the predicting business, you really do appreciate the irony in that quote. However, there are times when some predictions are far easier to make than …
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An Inconvenient Truth

The inconvenient truth for most people is that the lifestyle they’ve been led to believe they’re entitled to has been a lie.