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

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. When writer Lorilee Craker learned that the Amish are not just surviving but thriving in the economic downturn, she decided to find out why.
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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 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 to... use it up, wear it out, make do, or do without... rethink your gift giving... repurpose, recycle, and reuse... eat like royalty for a peasant’s pittance.

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©2011 Lorilee Craker (P)2011 Oasis

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    Yasmin Toronto, ON, Canada 08-04-11
    Yasmin Toronto, ON, Canada 08-04-11 Member Since 2011

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    I really loved this book. I've read and listened to quite a few books on "how to be frugal", but they all seemed to be written by people I honestly felt I would not hang out with if I met them in life. This book, however, gave me the exact opposite feeling. Lorilee, the author, has a wonderful self-depricating sense of humour and she does get the fact that the majority of people who are looking to save money are people for whom it does not come naturally.

    I loved her anecdotes and found myself bursting into laughter with Lorilee's retelling of the financial mistakes she has made in her life. This book is incredibly inspiring and as I listened I would frequently bookmark and make notes on passages that resonated with me. I have recommended this book to my friends and family members who, like myself, need to start being mindful about our money but can't stand the smugness of most of the frugal-living authors out there.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Magdalena Worcester, MA, United States 11-28-12
    Magdalena Worcester, MA, United States 11-28-12
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    Would you listen to Money Secrets of the Amish again? Why?

    Yes. Over & over!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Money Secrets of the Amish?

    The humbleness of the Amish while saving tons!


    Have you listened to any of Lorilee Craker’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

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    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Learning to live smarter from the Amish, who knew?!


    Any additional comments?

    I've learned more with this book than googling money secrets. It's so down to earth that even the poorest of folks can benefit from reading & heeding it. I for one will not be throwing out anything anymore but instead putting it to good use & having fun while saving big money:)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Rachelle Hornby Island, BC, Canada 11-11-11
    Rachelle Hornby Island, BC, Canada 11-11-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Here's a Money Secret: Don't buy this book."


    What I had hoped would be at least a literary listen turned out to be a list of entirely ordinary and everyday saving ideas. As an audio book it fails completely. I'm sure to browse through you might pick up an average money saving tip. But if you live a reasonable life already - don't bother. Mending clothing, repairing dryers and organizing your closet are not illuminating ideas.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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