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Mrs. Craker has thoroughly investigated the subject of how the Amish use money. She shares insights and quotes that she gleened from her many interviews with Amish men, women, and even a banker that deals almost entirely with Amish clients. There is a whole different mindset about money and its use in the Amish community. Children are taught from birth about hard work and frugality.
What really makes this book valuable to an Englischer like you and me is the way Mrs. Craker transfers the wisdom of the Amish into our world. In each chapter she not only shares what she's learned from the Amish, she also shows how others have implemented the practices on a practical basis and how she has made changes in her life that have benefited her.
I especially enjoyed her chapter about bartering. Bartering has never been part of my life. After reading her explanation of what we would call win-win bartering, I'm thinking about what I could barter. Fresh ooey gooey cinnamon rolls anyone?
I was already familiar with many of the practices in the book. I, however, have lived a different lifestyle from many in the mainstream culture. As a one-income family, thrift has been a necessity for many years. I did find new ideas however.
This book would be absolutely excellent for readers who are just embarking on the journey of thrift and wisdom. I read it in two days. That shows how reader friendly the writing is. I felt like I was sitting with Mrs. Craker talking over lemonade and sugar cookies. I am inspired to take my thrift to a higher level!
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