Friday, July 15, 2011

Money Secrets of the Amish

Book:  Money Secrts of the Amish
Author: Lorilee Craker

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 out was about a dozed tried & true financials habits the Amish have employed for generations that will make your cash last longer & help you build wealth.  Craker provides tips to
*use it up, wear it out, make do, or do without
*rethink your gift giving
*repurpose, recycle & reuse
*eat like royalty for a peasant's pittance

Who doesnt want more money in today's economic hard times? 

This book is really a good, easy read, easy to digest.

I will say, its not full of anything new or "shocking" - its pretty much basic things that you should already know if you have been trying to cut back on money - but its nice to be reminded.

I did love the interviews & things spoken with the Amish - to see their simple ways that they live by & be reminded that money doesnt buy happiness.

I particularly loved the chapter on gift giving as I think its gotten out of control for most families anymore.  And also, the idea of "recycling" speaks right to my "green" heart!

As a blogger, I also appreciated the sites that were mentioned for ideas - I already saved a couple of them in my favorites to go back & check out their ideas even now.

While the book isnt really tell me anything I didnt already know - it was a nice read, a good reminder & a push to be more careful of my spending  & to be more aware of things I could easily change that would add up in my bank account.

My rating:  3 skeins


Lindsey said...

This sounds really interesting!

AudreyO said...

The book sounds great. Many of us waste so much, in so many areas. There are little secrets/tips I've learned over the years and when I use them I actually find myself smiling at what I'm saving. Great find.