Money Secrets of the Amish

Money Secrets of the Amish: Finding True Abundance in Simplicity, Sharing, and SavingBook Giveaway: See end of review for rules

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In “Money Secrets of the Amish” Lorilee Craker finds a way to cram 25 pages of material into a 220 page book. I didn’t want to be critical of this book at all. In fact there are actually a lot of good tips in the book, however, if you read the table of contents you can pretty much figure out what to do without having to read the book.

The author did spend some time visiting the Amish in her research for the book and there are some fun anecdotes about her time spent among the Amish. She herself grew up Mennonite and was inspired by an NPR report on an Amish bank that had its best year ever in the middle of the financial meltdown late in the last decade.

Each chapter covers a specific topic: Chapter 8 is “Repurpose, Recycle, and Reuse”, and at the end of each chapter the author includes a “To Do” section to challenge readers to put this into action immediately. In Chapter 8 she suggests:

Pick out at least three reuse-it notions from this chapter and put them into action. Once you get rolling and make note of how much you would have paid to buy new dryer sheets, freezer jars, craft supplies, etc., you’ll get in the magical mind-set of looking for new uses for everything! Warning: This gets addicting fast.

All in all it isn’t a horrible book, but is WAY too long for what it is. I found myself skimming very quickly past most of the fluff and finding some interesting nuggets of information. I was really hoping for much more from this book.

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One Comment

I admire the Amish and am interested in how they live. I enjoyed your review and would like to have a copy of the book!

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