Money Secrets of the Amish:Finding True Abundance in Simplicty, Sharing, and Saving.
by Lorilee Cracker
This book provides a look into Amish culture and the ways that they have survived the economic downturn. The author translates ways that the Amish saves money and makes it practical for the average American family. Every chapter ends with a practical tip. Some of the biggest takeaways that I got from the book were buying used, using self discipline to avoid self indulgence, and being content with what you have.
I found this book a quick, enjoyable read (I sat down and read it in an afternoon). The author writes in a way that is easy to understand and represents the Amish people very respectfully. Although my husband is already very frugal in our life (I decided that he could easily be Amish), it was a good reminder of why we should try and save money. This book is simple and practical. I know basically nothing about the Amish and would have enjoyed learning a little bit more about their lives apart from their frugality. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants some light reading while still learning something very valuable. I think every American household could learn from the simplistic way that the Amish lead their lives, I know I sure did.
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