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Monday, August 22, 2011

Money Secrets of the Amish by Lorilee Craker

Money Secrets of the Amish: Finding True Abundance in Simplicity, Sharing, and Saving
Money Secrets of the Amish: Finding True Abundance in Simplicity, Sharing, and Saving

My Review:
When I received this book - I was really excited about learning little unknown tidbits that the Amish had been keeping to themselves.
I was not disappointed.
 Of course, it is the simple method of "save more - spend less" but there is also how to do it.  Practical living!
The author spends a lot of words explaining bartering (how it works in today's world), garage shopping tips, and even tips on buying furniture or decor.  
The book is written with informative information that includes humor and lets you peek in the lives of the Amish culture.
I appreciate the work ethic the Amish have in this book.  I also value the wisdom that comes from those - that have no debt.
I would recommend this book in a heartbeat - the only thing it is missing is a great Amish recipe, like shoo-fly pie. 
I can't wait to share this book with my kids.  I think it would even help them spend more wisely!

From the publisher:

Discover the money-saving and wealth-building secrets of America’s thriftiest people, the Amish.

Author, journalist, and descendant of the Amish, Lorilee Craker, was just like the rest of us, feeling the pinch from the financial fallout of 2008. As a freelancer, her income was going the way of the dodo—family dollars seemed like an extinct myth, the bank account some archeological evidence of past prosperity.

Then, inspired by a news segment covering her people, the Amish, and how they emerged from the economic crisis unscathed, she realized it was time to get back to her roots and learn a thing or two about their time-tested approach to personal finances. While the middle-class was wringing its hands over the family budget and the wealthy were weeping over their slashed portfolios, the Amish were content as always, spared from the cares of the world and worldliness. They not only had financial health to support their lives, they exuded a wholeness that eludes so many when the financial bottom drops out.

In Money Secrets of the Amish, readers go on an “Amish money makeover,” learning the choices, secrets, and disciplines that safeguarded the contentment and the coffers of America’s favorite plain folk by spending less, saving more, and getting happier doing it.
Blessings to you!  You are loved!

Note: I was sent complimentary copy for review purposes only. This review has not been monetarily compensated. The review was my honest opinion and views and not influenced by the sponsor in any way.

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