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Money Secrets of the Amish: Finding True…

Money Secrets of the Amish: Finding True Abundance in Simplicity, Sharing,… (edición 2011)

por Lorilee Craker (Autor)

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Lorilee Craker teaches listeners 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.
Título:Money Secrets of the Amish: Finding True Abundance in Simplicity, Sharing, and Saving
Autores:Lorilee Craker (Autor)
Info:Thomas Nelson (2011), 240 pages

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


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I'm a sucker for campy self-help books. This financial guide makes me want to be less like a grasshopper and more like an ant. ( )
  Sandydog1 | Nov 10, 2014 |
Even though it wasn’t one of my particular action items for my month of cultivating self-control, one of the things I’ve been excited about is continuing my journey of watching my finances more carefully. In the last few months, I’ve been practicing patience and faithfulness when it comes to my spending, giving, and saving, and I’m starting to see the fruits of those efforts. I have much less money being sucked into, for example, the Target Vortex. It’s been very exciting.

Money Secrets of the Amish didn’t give me a lot of revolutionary tips on simplicity, sharing, and saving, but it did a lot to reinforce my efforts. One of the things I took away was the idea of “use it up, wear it out, make do, or do without.” There was one point when my iron was being cranky and spitting brown lint all over my fabric. I almost bought a new iron, but then figured I could probably clean it out myself and get it working. Lo and behold, I played Amish and made do with what I had, getting it to work just fine. Except the Amish would never have a plug-in iron, would they? Perhaps it’s the thought that counts. This idea of mending and making do has come up a lot this month, and I keep finding ways to be more Amish when it comes to my finances.

The other tip I really loved was to simplify gift-giving, especially with kids. Craker’s family decided that for Christmas each child would get one gift they wanted, one they needed, and a surprise. While the Amish are more likely to give just one or two small gifts, I liked how she applied the idea of simplicity and meeting needs to her own life.

Read my full review here: http://letseatgrandpa.com/2012/12/28/book-review-59-money-secrets-of-the-amish-b... ( )
  letseatgrandpa | Jan 21, 2013 |
There are those who might say that I’m a bit of an Amish person. I like simplicity. And I’m always careful with money.

So I guess it is not surprising that I loved this book. It’s chockfull of great ideas about how to have a happy life without spending a lot of money. These are the ideas I was taught by my frugal parents. These are the ideas I have lived all fifty-four years of my life. These are ideas that large groups of Amish people have lived all their lives. We know these ideas work. I delighted in this book.

And I have, since I finished it, been contemplating to whom I should pass this book on. In this tight economic climate, there are a zillion people I know personally who don’t seem to be aware of the basic tenets of this book. But would it be an easy sell? Would I hand a person this book and all their money troubles would disappear? I am not sure. I’m not sure how many people would love becoming Amish as much as I would. And that would be a deal-breaker.

There my copy of this book sits. Perhaps I can simply post this review and some of those in financial difficulties will seek out this book. Perhaps some will try some of these ideas and some will use them. I’d say one more time, We know these ideas work. If they are used….

Thank you to the publisher for sending me this copy to read and review. ( )
  debnance | Jul 30, 2011 |
Straight forward book about how the plain people handle their money. ( )
  autumnesf | Jul 5, 2011 |
I recieved this ebook from BookSneeze.com to read and post my review.

I have always been interested in saving money, although I have never been good at following the tips I have read about to make them work for me. Being recently out on medical disability, our household income has considerably decreased and it is more important for me, more than ever, to follow money-saving tips and really buckle down on the spending. I have many times wondered, when passing through Amish farm country, how the Amish make ends meet with such big farms and big families. This book combines the two "mysteries" in an engaging and informative way.

Lorilee Craker is a descendant of a Mennonite, a close cousin of the Amish. She decided to take a trip to Lancaster County in Pennsylvania to see if she could learn from her Amish cousins how they view saving money. She tells a story of an Amish gentleman, who managed to save $400,000.00 as a downpayment to buy a $1.5 million farm. He did all this while paying rent on a farm and raising his 14 children. Now that takes alot of financial discipline.

Their concept is simple: Do not waste things, reuse items and buy used. Such a simple way of thinking, but yet our society is hooked on buying the latest, greatest items and spending way too much on things we don't use up. Lorilee describes how not using credit cards, buying some bulk items and going to consignment and second-hand stores can really save you money.

This book was very informative, suggesting ways to save that I hadn't thought of, all while being very entertaining. This book is a must-read for those of us who are interested in decreasing our spending and trying to build that nest-egg. I highly recommend this book! ( )
  asigg44 | Jun 8, 2011 |
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