Amish Money: 10 Frugal Lessons from the Amish

Amish horse and buggy

Amish people and communities are unique in many ways. To most outsiders, they’re known mostly as soft-spoken people who live a simple life, don’t use electricity and don’t drive cars. They’ve also had just enough bad press to make some people wary. No matter what your opinion of their beliefs, the traditional Amish lifestyle offers some financial advantages that anyone might consider adopting. Obviously, some adjustments involve sacrifices and commitments that not everyone is going to want to make, but the principles can still help you find ways to save. Here are some lessons to be learned from these “plain people”:

Sometimes “Need” Really Me

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53 Responses to Amish Money: 10 Frugal Lessons from the Amish

  1. Dennis says:

    Extremes with medical care? They take care of their own and never leave unpaid bills. Better system than any other. Extreme with no electricity? They don’t need electricity, they have nothing to plug in. Extreme with horse and buggy? Why? Everyone has to own a car? It works for them and keeps family and community ties close. Everyone lives and works in the community. Neighbors know and care for each other.

  2. Phil says:

    live within and work with the Amish they do banking like we do and they have mercantile which they sell dry goods, bakery cands and horse tack plus they have a small multipurpose store .

  3. Jennette Miller says:

    The Amish don’t take checks and don’t process credit/debit cards at their businesses. I don’t think they ever buy things on credit either.

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