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Ask Leon is where I answer your financial planning and money questions.

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How do you measure up?

Superannuation fund returns in the past 12 months have been high, however Australians are failing to properly capitalise on this growth to secure their financial future.

Saving or investing: what’s more important?

Saving or investing: what’s more important?

Planning for your financial future can sometimes seem almost as long and daunting as a marathon. The trick to staying on track is understanding the importance of saving - whether it’s your strength for the race, or your money for the future.
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Father-of-one says he “struggles” on $300K

Father-of-one says he “struggles” on $300K

Phil, a 31-year-old IT sales and development manager says “life would be impossible” on anything less than his $300,000 annual income. Earning more than three times the national average, it's hard to feel sorry for Phil ... but his story is more common than you might think.
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Spending squeeze on home ownership dream

Spending squeeze on home ownership dream

The road to owning your own home used to be a relatively straightforward one. However with recent changes to the way banks assess a borrower's ability to service home loan repayments, your borrowing capacity may have dropped by up to 40%.
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This one thing could save you from financial ruin

This one thing could save you from financial ruin

How can you go from earning $150 million in 15 years, to being millions of dollars in debt? Quite easily it seems if you’re American actor Nicolas Cage, whose extravagant lifestyle and eccentric investments left his finances looking more like a horror story than a heroic Hollywood adventure.
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This tax hack could boost your super before June 30

This tax hack could boost your super before June 30

It’s that time of year again when everyone and their accountant start suggesting the best ways to supersize your tax return. Did you know, for instance, that extra payments towards your retirement nest egg can actually help send more cash your way now?
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Out of time

Out of time

A few years ago I made the decision to pay someone to mow my lawn. To be honest, I never enjoyed doing it myself but as our family started to grow (from one child, then two, followed by a third) I had less and less time to spend.
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