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.
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
Lorilee Craker is the author of eleven books, including the New York Times best seller Through the Storm with Lynne Spears. When not shuttling her three children to hockey, gymnastics, and everywhere in between, Lorilee moonlights as an entertainment and features writer for the Grand Rapids Press in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and has written for magazines such as Parents and Parent and Child.
"Packed with practical, simple, and smart money saving ideas and teeming with great insight into the sensible Amish ways, Money Secrets of the Amish
will 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 Heart
“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
“Everyone should take a course in Amish frugality before graduation, but since there isn’t one, Craker’s book fits the bill.” —James “JY” Young, guitarist, singer, songwriter, and cofounder of the rock band Styx
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