Monday, June 6, 2011

Money Secrets of the Amish by Lorilee Craker

Money Secrets of the Amish

Finding True Abundance in Simplicity, Sharing, and Saving
By Lorilee Craker
Published by Thomas Nelson

Honestly, I am still reading this book.  (I couldn't wait to write the review.)  Though I will probably finish it tonight, for sure by the time this post is out.  Anyway, I loved this book.  I liked everything about it, from the cover photo to the funny humor that made a usually sensitive, boring topic, money, enjoyable.  This will be the easiest review to write thus far.

I got this book to review because, hey, I, we could always learn a few more money tips.  Also, because the Amish people intrigue me.  Let me tell you, I wasn't disappointed.  The author, Lorilee Craker writes in such a fashion that you feel like living thrifty is completely do-able, fun and hip at the same time.  I would consider myself a thrifty person already.  So some of the Amish ways went right along with mine.  Some ideas confirmed my beliefs and others made the light come on.

Thrifting, yard saleing, repurposing is something that I find fun, like going on a treasure hunt.  Just today I found a Liz & Co. handbag (yellow) virtually new for a fraction of the store bought price at my favorite thrift store along with some other clothes for our daughter.  I couldn't help but smile, knowing that Lorilee, Bishop and the rest of the Amish would be proud.  I also found myself telling my hubby, who is waiting for me to finish the book so he can read it, "You just saved yourself such and such amount of money.  Right into your pocket baby."  Something like that.
Think living on a budget, shopping at resale stores is the pits, read this book and you may just think spending all of that unnecessary money is the pits.  I am going to be keeping this one on our bookshelf for sure and probably loaning it out as well.

Disclosure: This book was provided to me by Thomas Nelson Publishing through All opinions expressed are my own. I was not required to write a positive review.I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.


Shari said...

Now if you were truly thrifty you wouldn't have boughten that purse even at a great price because you probably already have three or four in your closet. LOL
I'm intrigues by the book though. I will have to check it out. Thanks for the review.
I would love to live like the Amish. such a simple meaningful life void of the distractions, overabundance and junk taking over my house. Downsizing is my dream. Some day. :)

Pressed Petals said...

shari...usually i am a one purse gal. i use it 'til it's all old. so having two purses is odd for me.