Leo is possibly the most flamboyant zodiac sign, along with their fiery Sagittarius counterparts. Being a fire sign, they like to exude confidence, and part of the way they do this is through their clothes, pretty houses and flashy cars.
Sometimes it is due to lack of confidence or wanting to fit in that Leos do this, and it can cause them to get into a lot of debt. Leos are very sociable. They love to be with other people, and it costs money to go out and be with other people. Sometimes they just want to have fun and go on a nice holiday that they can't necessarily afford. It is karma in that they were born to have a penchant for loving luxury items and also to be extremely sociable.
Not all Leos feel the need to live the flashy life, some are more drawn to the arts, and in those situations, Leos are often very dedicated to their craft, to the point where their finances can suffer. In either scenario, Leos are not as well off financially as they appear to be.
Leos would do well to start a habit of keeping track of their finances, because if they don't nip it in the bud, it can have disastrous consequences that can affect them for life. If you have a Leo child, I would recommend teaching them how to manage money from a young age, because their tendency to spend too much can land them in bad situations later in life where they are dependent on someone else for their money or even have to declare bankruptcy.
Leos are not as practical and grounded as other signs, such as earth signs, and their trusting and fiery nature can actually allow them to manifest positions of power and high pay. If they can get a secure and well-paid position, then they will not have to worry too much about the expense, for then they can afford it. However, if they cannot, then they may be destined for a life of money troubles.
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• Today's horoscope: Leo