Money Secrets of the Amish – Book Review – April

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I grew up in Amish country.  Having them as neighbors was always fascinating.  If you want to know how to live a frugal life, work the land, avoid buttons and drive a buggy, move in with an Amish family.

I’m no expert, so instead of me gabbing to you about the few things I do understand about the Amish and their frugal ways, here is a book on the subject:

[Or view the book here.]

The author, Lorilee Craker, takes a journalistic approach by sharing insights from interviews of Amish individuals and families.  One the creeds she hears over and over is:

[Tweet “”Use it up, wear it out, make do or do without.” – Money Secrets of the Amish”]

Craker does a good job of including “English” (non-Amish) examples in the frugal advice.

For example, I’ve never really had a strong need to make a dozen mince meat pies on a dime.  Sadly.  I’m just not cool like that.  But I do know there is always wisdom in preparing and storing food long term.

So there is plenty you can derive from this book.  Perhaps it will inspire you to pick up a new habit or two.

The author is witty.  So there’s that.


If you want to check out some other great books about personal finance, here are my previous reviews:

“The Millionaire Next Door” – March Book Review

“Smart Money, Smart Kids” – February Book Review


Join the discussion:  If you could spend a day with an Amish family, what would you do?


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