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December 11th, 2008
Episode 66 of 974 episodes
The Old Order Amish of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania almost never use credit. The one exception is when they buy a farm, and for that they turn Bill O'Brien. The mortgage broker says he has never lost money on an Amish deal, though he does put a thousand miles a week on his car.