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Money Secrets of the Amish: Finding True Abundance in Simplicity, Sharing, and Saving
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Money Secrets of the Amish: Finding True Abundance in Simplicity, Sharing, and Saving Lorilee Craker Take one thoroughly modern gal with a recessionary income problem, mix with the practices of a culture that has proved to be recession proof, and what have you got A financial planner in a straw hat.When writer Lorilee Craker learned that the Amish are not just surviving but thriving in the economic downturn, she decided to find out why What she found was about a dozen trTake one thoroughly modern gal with a recessionary income problem, mix with the practices of a culture that has proved to be recession proof, and what have you got A financial planner in a straw hat.When writer Lorilee Craker learned that the Amish are not just surviving but thriving in the economic downturn, she decided to find out why What she found was about a dozen tried and true financial habits the Amish have employed for generations that will make your cash last longer and help you build wealth Craker provides tips toe it up, wear it out, make do, or do withoutrethink your gift givingrepurpose, recycle, and reuseeat like royalty for a peasant s pittanceEndorsements Packed with practical, simple, and smart money saving ideas and teeming with great insight into the sensible Amish ways, Money Secrets of the Amishwill entertain you with stories and retrain your brain to be the savvy money saver you always dreamed you could be Beth Wiseman, best selling author of Plain Promise and Seek Me With All Your HeartSometimes touching, sometimes humorous and always helpful, author Lorilee Craker pulls us into the family rooms of the Amish and shows us how they make ends meet Story after story illustrates savvy money management trading for goods and services, shopping for bargains, living with less, avoiding debt, curbing the desire to impress others And Craker s journalistic bent provides plenty of takeaway value for the non Amish A very worthwhile read whether your bank account is bursting or busting Suzanne Woods Fisher, author of Amish Peace Simple Wisdom for a Complicated World and Lancaster County Secrets Revell This book is like an Amish basement shelf loaded with Mason jars full of Plain money wisdom Self confessed Fancy gal Lorilee Craker rolls up her sleeves and cracks them open one by one, figuring out how to fit Amish principles to a non Amish life She succeeds, and so can you read Money Secrets of the Amish and add weight to your wallet Erik Wesner, amishamerica author ofSuccess Made Simple An Inside Look at Why Amish Businesses ThriveMoney Secrets of the Amish is a practical, doable guide, and it s such fun to read Lorilee s voice is as engaging and lively as ever, and the wisdom she shares from the Amish community is both inspiring and instructive I just finished the last page, and my mind is buzzing with all sorts of ways to waste less, want less, and spend less Shauna Niequist, author of Cold Tangerines and BittersweetLorilee inspires and impacts your everyday life with this marvelous little read From buttons to bakery you suddenly realize this conversation is not about just pinching a few pennies but about transforming how we view our everyday lives I applaud Lorilee for asking the hard questions and pressing in to find honest answers Forget the mall, kick back and soak up the delicious wisdom of a life well lived Thank you Lorilee for shaping my everyday Tracey Bianchi, author of Green MamaMoney Secrets of the Amish isn t so much about making money it s about family, discipline, and redefining what wealthy means This is a great read that helps us all to see clearly what s really valuable in our lives Jeff McMahon, award nominated musician and national director runner with the Team McGraw endurance program. Money Secrets of the Amish Finding True Abundance in Simplicity Sharing and Saving Take one thoroughly modern gal with a recessionary income problem mix with the practices of a culture that has proved to be recession proof and what have you got A financial planner in a straw hat W
  • Title: Money Secrets of the Amish: Finding True Abundance in Simplicity, Sharing, and Saving
  • Author: Lorilee Craker
  • ISBN: 9781595554017
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    1. Katie says:

      I m trying to be generous by giving this book 2 stars, because I m sure there are people out there who will like this book just not me I wanted so badly for this book to be awesome but I was disappointed in every way I couldn t relate to this big city, career woman and her 3 over stimulated and spoiled children Every secret of the Amish she chose to write about was a common sense, elementary level money management principle If you find paying your bills on time such a novel idea that you need to [...]

    2. Michelle Morrell says:

      I m always on the lookout for good life hacks, and I enjoy common sense ways to save money and live better Too much of modern life is hemorrhaging money without thought, and sometimes it takes inspiration from outside sources to see the bigger picture, to recognize everyone wants your money and it s up to you to say, No This book is written by a formerly Amish woman who went back to the community to investigate how the Amish people were able to, almost as a complete whole, gain money during the [...]

    3. Bonnie says:

      I have to admit, I was only half serious when I requested Money Secrets of the Amish from Netgalley, I am not one to read self help or advice books but as a huge Amish Fiction fan I figured it would be a bit of a fun read with a few Jahs and Denki s thrown in What surprised me was that I found an incredible amount of useful information in this book Perhaps it was the time of year that I was reading this book, but it truly helped me to keep a handle on holiday spending and return the focus back t [...]

    4. Beth says:

      This book could have been much better Reportedly Amish people have fared very well during the recent recession The author decided to research how they do it Many of their money handling principles are simply old fashioned common sense don t go into debt, save, use it up, reuse or go without The Amish also do a lot of bartering, which works very well in their close knit community Bulk shopping is another thing they do, but this is not what most of us think of as bulk shopping buying the extra lar [...]

    5. Tiffany says:

      How do you write a book about money secrets of the Amish and glaze over the number one way they save money They grow most of their food They don t buy from co ops they are the co ops This book was a waste of time It s a way of bragging about Ralph Lauren finds in second hand stores She interviews one man of fourteen kids and asks whats your secret He lives thrifty Wow no kidding This man is deep in his faith and believes God well provide and does Though she doesn t mention it aside from hand me [...]

    6. N.L. Riviezzo says:

      I had hoped for some new ish savings tidbits but these tips are just common sense If you live extravagantly and you suddenly go from a lot of income to a minimal income, this book could be helpful However if you are already someone on a very limited budget, the book comes across as one woman s kevetching about her falling into middle class financial status The stories from the Amish are a very entertaining look into their everyday life which kept the book from being all about a woman who is gri [...]

    7. Heather Denkmire says:

      I hated this book Maybe something redeeming happened deeper into it, but I couldn t take than a few chapters It was gross She made jokes like paraphrasing here , We d be living under a bridge if we didn t do something about our expenses I just couldn t take the cutesy folksy tone It sounded like she had never really known real financial hardship Like I said, maybe was revealed later on But, ugh, I wasn t going to spend my time finding out.

    8. Anahita says:

      I found the title misleading It should be, Common Sense About Money, With Lots of Amish Puns I m sure that there are people who would benefit from this book, but I didn t need to spend my time reading it to learn the benefits of delayed gratification, saving, paying off or avoiding debt, and looking for the unit price of an item to compare value for bulk vs regular items Duh.

    9. Yaaresse says:

      Many years ago, a local paper ran a weekly column called The Amish Cook I think the Amish columnist died in the early 200s, and her daughter took it over under another name In any event, it was a sweet little series that offered a peek into the daily lives of their Indiana Amish community and some pretty good recipes, too I saw this book at the library and though it might be in a similar vein Nope Instead, it s a Parade supplement that got out of control, one that amounts to oh, silly me and my [...]

    10. Adriane Devries says:

      Finally, a finance book for fancy girls Fun and sassy Lorilee Craker lives out my secret fantasy spend time with those lovely people, the Amish, who observe their faith in Christ in an idyllic agrarian lifestyle that resembles the set of The Shire in Lord of the Rings, and then get paid to write about it These wonderful hobbits, er, Plain People, have not been tempted by the lure of bigger, better, faster, mostly because they don t have TVs or radios to constantly barrage them with commercials b [...]

    11. Laura says:

      Title MONEY SECRETS OF THE AMISHAuthor Lorilee CrakerPublisher Thomas Nelson June 2011ISBN 978 1 5955 5341 6Genre Inspirational business and economics personal financeTake one thoroughly modern gal with a recessionary income problem, mix with the practices of a culture that has proven to be recession proof, and what have you got A financial planner in a straw hat from the back cover MONEY SECRETS OF THE AMISH is written in the same tongue in cheek attitude as the above Ms Craker has interviewed [...]

    12. Cafelilybookreviews says:

      According to economywatch, the total amount of consumer debt in the US was nearly 2.4 trillion in 2010 That s 7,800 debt per person Other sources say 98% of that debt is credit card debt Over 70% of Americans are using credit cards to meet their needs, yet there is one community of Americans who seem completely untouched by the current recession The Amish.The Amish are literally laughing all the way to the bank One Amish resident managed to save over 400,000 while renting a farm and feeding four [...]

    13. Kathy says:

      just into the second chapter, I hope this gets better It seems to me like a person who lives a frugal life would already know most of what I have read so far Also, So far, it seems to me she has interviewed just a few Amish and the book is mostly what she has done in her life I was hoping for better examples But, I am not done with the book yet, so I hope it gets better.Well this proves it, never judge a book by it s cover, or the first few chapters By the time I got to the chapter on saving, I [...]

    14. Wendy Hines says:

      With the economy the past few years, everyone is cutting corners and pinching pennies Money Secrets of the Amish is a great book filled with a lot of tips and tools to help you make that dollar stretch.Use things until they are worn out Even if it isn t the most beautiful item, if it s repairable, fix it You can recycle clothing into other items Paying your debts on time will save you money in the long run Do without if you really don t need it Learning the difference between need and want is a [...]

    15. Victoria says:

      I loved the subject matter of this book, at least the subject seemed like it would be in my mind I would love to hear thoughts of the Amish on many and the way we treat it in our culture That is what I felt was the strong point of this book the interviews with many Amish, which are unfortunately brief and dicey.Instead, apart from those interviews, this book was a popcorn light read, with ideas all of which were incredibly obvious to me, admittedly someone incredibly interested in frugality and [...]

    16. Suzanne Hartmann says:

      If you re feeling the pinch of the economy, like my family is, this book is just what you need We may not be able to fix the recession, but we can take steps to make our own finances healthier In this book, Lorilee shares practical money saving advice she learned from the Amish These tips are so easy and common sense, everyone can put them into practice, even in our hectic, modern world Loriles s lively and humorous style makes this money book easy to read I loved the stories she shared of her v [...]

    17. Leah says:

      This book was a very simple look at the underlying ideas the Amish use to manage their money and thrive even in lean times There was nothing Earth shattering in this book as most of the concepts discussed were basic and common sense and repeats to what you will find in other similar books The little interjections and tidbits about the Amish values and basic outlook on things did help bring a little flavor to what was pretty bland so I enjoyed it in that respect I would recommend this book only b [...]

    18. Lori Voshall says:

      I liked the premise of the book and the stories of the Amish people were interesting Unfortunately, much of the advice is simple common sense that our grandparents tried to tell us about and we didn t listen Growing up in a heavily Mormon area, much of the spiritual ideals about money seem incredibly familiar, just remove Amish and replace with Mormon Maybe if I was a little Fancy like the author and her expensive tastes Talbots, the Gap, Starbucks, etc this ideas would indeed be revolutionary, [...]

    19. Jennifer says:

      I enjoyed this book than I thought I would It was a quick, informative read The author is funny and comes from a Mennonite background so she had a little personal perspective on the Amish She was really good at taking Amish principles and applying them to modern life Some advice sounded like Dave Ramsey whose principles she is familiar with At the end of the book, she writes about a Trivial Pursuit get together with the Amish families which emphasized the joy of community, one of the things mon [...]

    20. Graham says:

      Discover the money saving and wealth building secrets of America s thriftiest people, the Amish I really enjoyed reading this book by orilee Craker On sale for 10.19 at MTL Christian Bookstore mtlbookstore The book had some good insights and ideas in how the Amish live, work, save, and spend I think readers of finance books, personal finance, and Amish fiction would enjoy reading this book.

    21. Denise Kurtz says:

      The Amish way of life has always intrigued me I enjoyed reading this, mostly because I discovered I have much in common with them Good read if you are trying to find ways to save money and live frugally Refreshing outlook on how unimportant things really are, compared to the freedom that debt free living brings.

    22. Bess says:

      Was this brilliant No But I bought it for 99 cents and I m glad I did because I was once again reminded that everything comes back to relationships and paying attention to things and people living on purpose That said, don t bother trying the tin foil in the dryer tip it doesn t work.

    23. Florence Millo says:

      Trite.

    24. Kathryn says:

      The Amish fascinate me which makes me always interested in reading books about them This book was well written although I knew most of it already.

    25. Doreen says:

      If you need an entire chapter telling you to pay your bills on time, this might be the book for you D N F.

    26. Andrea Gavurin says:

      May 2013 Read it for book club Did not like the tone of the book Nor the suggestions to save money This should have been an article in a magazine.

    27. Rachel Hogan says:

      I loved this book It was so interesting and taught me a lot I loved the author also Very funny in some chapters but this is def one of the best books I have read in a while.

    28. Jessica says:

      Before reading this I thought Amish money secrets included meth and puppy mills but it turns out that it s even worse than that their secrets are things your family taught you and you ve already been doing for thirty years I very much disliked the folksy tone of this book it s insulting and the repetitive nature leads one to believe it s no than a Woman s Day article gone wild To save you some time, here are the things covered reduce, reuse, recycle limit impulse purchases pay your debts on tim [...]

    29. Victoria says:

      In these days of economical downslide, Lorilee decided it was time to make some changes in her spending habits After learning how the Amish are still doing pretty well financially, she decided it was time to find out why So, she took several trips into Amish country, spending time with them and learning a wealth of information from them.I don t want to give away all of Lorilee s findings here, as there are way too many to list But, there are 14 chapters full of stories and ideas on living a sim [...]

    30. Vickie says:

      I really enjoyed this book It was a glimpse in to parts of the Amish way of living that I ve always thought about If you ever wondered how the Amish paid for those big farms this book will help to enlighten you There are tidbits in this book that we can use to help us on our way to saving money We might not do them exactly like the Amish but we can apply them to a point in our lives Although this book doesn t break down every single little item, it was encouragement to me to continue to live a [...]

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