- Money Secrets of the Amish
- Finding True Abundance in Simplicity, Sharing and Saving
- Lorilee Craker © 2011
- Thomas Nelson Publishers
- ISBN 978-1-59555-341-6
- 220 pp. (alk. paper)
A typical Amish farmer in twenty years, while raising fourteen children on a rented farm, saved forty thousand dollars to buy his own farm. That’s one reason Lorilee Craker discovered when she set out to learn how these people could do so well during the present recession. Her many discoveries can help anyone better manage finances.
She learned the Amish money policies not only allow them to save and spend wisely, but also to find peace and contentment in their lives. They understand delayed gratification (no impulse buying!) for one thing, and always pay on time, or preferably never borrow or use credit cards. The Amish, exceptionally hard workers, also know that the best things in life are free.
Craker’s writing style is delightful, breezy and conversational, which contributes to a good read.