Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Book Review: Money Secrets of the Amish by Lorilee Craker

I downloaded the Kindle edition. It was easy to download right away to my Kindle, so I could start reading it almost immediately. I don’t know why there isn’t a cover page on the Kindle edition just like the book, but there’s not. I found a couple of typos, too.

Putting that aside I did like the book. It was a short, easy read. I wasn’t sure if I was turning the pages so fast because it was on a Kindle or because it was just that good. It was alright. The stories, I think, are the best part because— hey let’s face it—some of the secrets she describes everyone already knows, but not everyone practices: live below your means, pay on time, don’t use credit cards, and pay yourself first.

I would have liked to have seen a special Amish recipe or two.

I think over-all the book was okay, but if I was going to lay down some hard-earned bucks for it, I’d want a bit more meat and potatoes.

I was shocked to learn that one Amish man paid $400,000 down on a $1,000,000 dollar house. I did the math and found that to be on average he saved $20,000 a year—that’s $1,667/month, or $385/week, or $9.62/hr. Now THAT’s the “secret” I’d like to uncover! Because I’m thinking, in order to SAVE $20,000/yr then he had to be EARNING about $40,000/yr—surely!

Now rewrite the book, Lorilee Craker, and tell us about THAT secret!

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