Although they might not be suitable for everyone, there are at least two ways to use your home to boost your retirement finances. First is down-sizing – selling your current home and buying something cheaper to release value now tied up in your property for other purposes. If you wish to continue living in the same property, ‘equity release’ might be something to consider. There is more than one form of equity release. Equity release will not suit all families, and you need to discuss all of the implications with us and your other financial advisers.