Money Secrets of the Amish Summary

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021
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nameMoney Secrets of the Amish: Finding True Abundance in Simplicity, Sharing, and Saving
orig title
authorLorilee Craker
countryUnited States
languageEnglish languageEnglish
publisherThomas Nelson
release_dateJune 2011
media_typePaperback, Kindle, Audio, CD, Audiobook, Unabridged
isbnISBN-10: 159555341X, ISBN-13: 978-1595553416
Money Secrets of the Amish: Finding True Abundance in Simplicity, Sharing, and Saving is a non-fiction book written by Lorilee Craker, a journalist, author and speaker. The book was published by Thomas Nelson, the largest Christian publisher in the United States.Craker says she wrote the book after seeing a news segment on how the Amish, as a group, were relatively unscathed by the economic recession of 2008. Because her family is Mennonite (a group related to the Amish), she decided to visit Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, and interview some “Plain folks"--as they are known--to find out how they managed their money.

Craker writes that she was in need of financial help herself: the book chronicles what she humorously calls her “Amish money makeover” in which she tries to apply the principles she is writing about. “could a clotheshorse, spendthrift, clueless-about-cash girl like me actually spend less, save more and make shoofly pie?” she writes.

Craker writes about common sense financial principles including: using things until they completely wear out, paying debts on time, cutting back on spending on gifts, shopping secondhand, avoiding debt, socking away savings, bartering and simplicity. The book provides information about the Amish culture and religion, but Craker asserts that one need not convert to the Amish faith in order to put their financial wisdom into practice.

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