Debt Recycling

Today, we're going to talk about a financial strategy called Debt Recycling. 

This might sound complex, I'll break it down to make it easier to understand.

What's Debt Recycling?

Imagine you have a mortgage on your house. This is what we call 'non-deductible' debt because you can't claim the interest you're paying on your tax return. 

Debt recycling is a strategy where you transform this into 'tax-deductible', debt.

How Does it Work?

Here's a simple step-by-step:

You use the equity in your home and draw down on the mortgage.

Therefore increasing the loan and providing you with cash or equity.

You then invest this money.

You use the money from this investment (like dividends or rent) to pay off your home loan.

As you pay off your home loan, you increase your investment loan. 

That's the 'recycling' part.

Yes, it's legal. 

But remember, it's not for everyone. 


Tax savings: Interest on an investment loan is tax-deductible, which can reduce your tax bill.

Build wealth faster: You can use the investment returns to pay down your non-deductible debt, speeding up your wealth accumulation.


Potential for negative returns: If your investment doesn't do well, you could end up with more debt.

Interest rates or tax laws could change: These changes could impact the effectiveness of this strategy.

So, Can Anyone Do This in Australia?

This strategy comes with risks, and it needs careful planning and understanding. The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) regulates this area, so it's always best to talk to a professional advisor before making any decisions.

That's it for this topic. 

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Stay financially savvy!


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