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Congratulations Giananna-winner of the "Money Secrets of the Amish" book giveaway!
After reading "Money Secrets of the Amish," I can honestly say I am definitely doing something right. Many of the suggestions in this book are things I already do. At first, that was frustrating to me. I felt like I already knew what was being taught, and I didn't need to continue reading. I was wrong.
There are tips and strategies in this book for just about anyone- whether you are already living the frugal life or not. My favorite inspiration was in the chapter about gift giving. As a society we really have come to expect a lot out of gifts, and holidays can be a stressful time for me because of that. This section encouraged me to think outside the box and empowered me to spend less on gifts.
"Money Secrets of the Amish" is structured to be reader friendly from cover to cover, or the reader can choose which chapter would be the most helpful to them. No matter how it is read, this book will provide the reader with great insights from people who have been there and are walking the talk. Having a healthy, happy relationship with money CAN be accomplished, and I believe it starts with books like this one.
There was, however, one thing I would have changed about this book. I felt the tone of the author was a little condescending toward the Amish and their ways. I believe this was her sense of humor that I just didn't connect with, though, and toward the end of the book didn't get that feeling quite as much as in the beginning. This is simply a stylistic disagreement, and it does not take away from the fact that the book is well written, well organized and interesting to read.
All of the opinions expressed in this review were my own. I was not compensated for this review, except for receiving a free copy of the book for the review.
I would like to share my copy of this book with one lucky reader! Please note: This is a USED book, as I did read it in order to do the review.
How to Enter: Please leave me a comment with your favorite money saving tip. Don't forget to include your email so I can reach you in case you win!
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This giveaway will run until Tuesday, July 4, 2011 at 8 PM Arizona time.