My husband recently brought home the book Money Secrets of the Amish by Lorilee Craker. I have to admit I was skeptical on whether I would actually be able to implement any of these “Amish secrets” this book was going to reveal. We aren’t exactly ready to trade in the Prius for a horse and buggy and I’m not too anxious to shut off our utilities any time soon! But I read it anyway and I’m really glad I did.
The author wrote the book in a very conversational tone and I found her writing style rather enjoyable. Although we’ve been living a more frugal lifestyle than many Americans I was able to glean a bit of new and useful information from this book. I think I’ll be taking a closer look at our local thrift stores for bargains this year and will also be re-evaluating the number of gifts we give our children during the holidays (the Amish give one or two gifts to each child, one of which is a practical gift like a new dress or a tool).
If you are looking for useful ways to save your family some money I recommend reading this book. It is a quick and easy read full of tips and stories. One of my favorite stories is about the Amish farmer who saved $400,000 in 20 years while renting his farm and raising 14 children! Talk about inspiration!
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Rules: Giveaway ends at midnight (EST) on February 19, 2012. The winner will be chosen the following day via Random.org. Winner has 48 hours to respond to my notification email or a new winner will be chosen in their place. Giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents.