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Expenditures..A Calculated Cost..?

July 13, 2013

Expenditure – definition: the act of spending something, such as money, time, or energy

Public expenditure

Currently my vacation costs are foremost in my mind – England is expensive compared to my part of Canada. We are very fortunate to have our oil fields thus making gas (petrol) inexpensive. So you can imagine my shock at the prices in England. Over a dollar more per litre – eeeek! This will make my hire car expenses shoot up, no doubt.


As with all vacations, penny pinching doesn’t come into the equation.  A souvenir is too good not to buy, the excursion a must and fine dining obligatory. We may have to keep to a strict budget once we return home but the vacation was worth it.

As writers and authors, we have to balance the effectiveness of promotional and expert costs with the end product. There are reams of business’ offering their services, the trick is to really understand what you and your project requires. Having a writing community or group you can rely on helps with your decisions. Word of mouth for services is a much better than plucking a company off the internet and hoping for the best. Unfortunately, there are all too many unscrupulous people making a fast buck off inexperienced writers. Ask for advice from trusted sources and then make your decisions.


Have your experiences been good or bad? What did you learn from them?


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