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Monday, July 18, 2011

Money Secrets of the Amish by Lorilee Craker

Who doesn't want to be a better steward of their money? No one wants to be ruled by debt. In Money Secrets of the Amish, Lorilee Craker shows us how the Amish use frugality to their advantage. She used her similar heritage as a starting point to understanding how the Amish boom when the world reels in recession. Meeting with several Amish families, she brings to the table many things principles that we would all do well to learn. 

The main point I picked up is that we should just have less stuff. We could pay off mountains of debt if we quit wasting tiny amounts of money every day. They buy much second hand. They are not extravagant in any way. Our only debt is our house and this book helped me sit down and figure out what I could do to pay it off sooner. I am excited to implement this. There are so many great ideas and even challenges to buy second hand. Most everything that we "must" have new losses half it's value when we take it from the store. Why not keep the value in our pocketbook? Great ideas.

This book was graciously provided for review by Thomas Nelson Publishers.

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