Using your home to invest
Your family home loan is not the most efficient type of debt. It doesn’t generate an income and the interest repayments are not tax deductible.
But there may be a way to recycle the non-deductible or ‘inefficient’ debt from your family home loan into more efficient tax-deductible debt. You can even use any earnings from this ‘debt recycling’ strategy to pay off the inefficient debt on your family home loan.
Debt recycling can potentially help you build your long-term wealth. But it’s a high-risk strategy because you’re using your home to invest. And if your investment performs poorly or interest rates increase, you could face significant financial stress or even put your family home at risk.
Here’s how debt recycling could work:
For a debt recycling strategy to work you need:
Seek financial advice
It’s important to understand all the risks involved when it comes to debt recycling. You need to be comfortable with using the equity in your home to invest. Make sure you seek financial advice before implementing it as a strategy.