Today on Amish Wisdom: Money Secrets of the Amish with Lorilee Craker!

Tune in on Thursday at 4:00 pm Central! To listen in – go here and just click on the player in the top right corner. 

I’m thrilled to have Lorilee back on the show. She first visited Amish Wisdom a year ago when Erik Wesner was filling in as my guest host. Lorilee will be chatting a bit about how unprepared she was to write this book and how it changed her life … for the better! She’ll be sharing some tips on being frugal and saving time and money. We’ll also hear about Lorilee’s new book project that will release this summer. Don’t miss the show – Thursday at 4:00 PM Central.

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More about Lorilee: Lorilee Craker used to be quite dense on the subject of money, so much so she laughed out loudwhen someone suggested she write a book about Amish money secrets. But since she hopped in that metaphorical buggy, in the summer fo 2009, she’s been learning how to share, save, and make shoefly pie (it’s cheap: six ingredients!). When she’s not scoping out thrift stores and garage sales, Lorilee is usually hanging out in her big old house with her husband, three kids, and four pets (ie: three too many!). She’s the author of 11 books, including the New York Times bestseller “Through the Storm” with Lynne Spears, and “A is for Atticus: Baby Names from Great Books,” featured in People magazine. For the last fifteen years, she’s also moonlighted as an entertainment and features writer for The Grand Rapids Press in glamorous Grand Rapids, MI.

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More about Money Secrets of the Amish: Take one thoroughly modern gal with a recessionary income problem, mixwith the practices of a culture that has proved to be recession-proof, and what have you got?

A financial planner in a straw hat.

When writer Lorilee Craker learned that the Amish are not just surviving but thriving in the economic downturn, she decided to find out why.  What she found was about a dozen tried and true financial habits the Amish have employed for generations that will make your cash last longer and help you build wealth.  Craker provides tips to…

  • use it up, wear it out, make do, or do without
  • rethink your gift giving
  • repurpose, recycle, and reuse
  • eat like royalty for a peasant’s pittance

Packed with practical, simple, and smart money saving ideas and teeming with great insight into the sensible Amish ways, Money Secrets of the Amish will entertain you with stories and retrain your brain to be the savvy money saver you always dreamed you could be.  –Beth Wiseman, best-selling author of Plain Promise and Seek Me With All Your Heart

This book is like an Amish basement shelf loaded with Mason jars full of Plain money wisdom.  Self-confessed “Fancy” gal Lorilee Craker rolls up her sleeves and cracks them open one-by-one, figuring out how to fit Amish principles to a non-Amish life.  She succeeds, and so can you—read Money Secrets of the Amish and add weight to your wallet.  –Erik Wesner,; author of Success Made Simple: An Inside Look at Why Amish Businesses Thrive

Lorilee inspires and impacts your everyday life with this marvelous little read. From buttons to bakery you suddenly realize this conversation is not about just pinching a few pennies but about transforming how we view our everyday lives. I applaud Lorilee for asking the hard questions and pressing in to find honest answers. Forget the mall, kick back and soak up the delicious wisdom of a life well lived. Thank you Lorilee for shaping my everyday!  –Tracey Bianchi, author of Green Mama

About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.


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