Vern Gowdie

Vern Gowdie has been involved in financial planning for more than 30 years.

He was ranked as one of Australia’s top 50 financial planners in 1999.

His firm, Gowdie Financial Planning, was recognised by Independent Financial Adviser magazine as one of the top five financial planning firms in Australia from 2004–07.

Drawing on more than 30 years’ real-world experience, his advisory services offer something truly different for like-minded people.

Vern’s contrarian views often place him at odds with the financial planning profession, but his sole motivation is to help investors protect their family’s wealth.

The Gowdie Letter chronicles and gives broad advice for navigating what Vern calls ‘the great credit unwinding’. It’s a defensive strategy for those who have a lot of wealth built up, and they want to shield it.

He’s the author of a number of books including:

How Much Bull Can Investors Bear: A radical expose on the investment industry’s smoke and mirrors…deliberately designed to mislead the public.

A Parent’s Gift of Knowledge: His personal anecdote around passing on financial knowledge to his daughter.

The End of Australia: A must-have survival guide that reveals how to protect your family and wealth from a potentially devastating financial collapse. This book has sold over 20,000 copies.


  • The Gowdie Letter

    Have we entered an era where market records will be perpetually broken? Will central banks make sure we never again see a bust? Or will everything we know about markets and economics hold true in the end?

    The Gowdie Letter holds to the latter theory, and its aim is twofold…

    To equip you with the knowledge you need to make informed decisions on how best to defend your ‘dollar figure’ — the number you need to live a happy and fulfilling retirement — when the market’s record-breaking run ends.

    And secondly, how to capitalise on a market that — in due course — will present you with a lower-risk and higher-reward proposition.

    That time is not now. But you’ll be the first to know when it is, and what you should be doing to best protect your wealth in the meantime.

  • The Gowdie Advisory

    According to Vern Gowdie, the biggest danger to your wealth in the coming months is not another wave of COVID-19…a big stock market fall…or even a global depression.

    It’s getting railroaded into the wrong decisions, for the wrong reasons, by the wrong people.

    Knowing how to spot the investment industry’s bull and bias is going to be critical to your financial well-being over the coming years. Vern’s ‘alternative insights’ will help guide you — equipping you with the knowledge, feedback, and strategies to help you manage your money smartly…confidently…and independently in these uncertain times.