About Sam X Renick

About Sam X Renick Sam X Renick is a source and force of knowledge and joy on great money and reading habits. He is a former aerospace manager and financial consultant turned award winning author and social entrepreneur. In 2001, he founded the “It’s a Habit!” Company and co-created children’s storybook character Sammy Rabbit to make it easy for anyone to talk to and teach children early about great money habits! Sam has written and produced one of the largest libraries in the world of financial literacy songs and stories. His exemplary work in 8 countries with over a quarter million children has resulted in multiple honors for himself and others, including the New Jersey Coalition for Financial Education Muriel F. Siebert Lifetime Achievement Award. His efforts have been chronicled by a variety of media including NPR, MSN, the Armed Forces Network, etc. Kiplinger editor, Janet Bodnar wrote this about the visionary innovator: “Anyone who has ever had a hard time trying to persuade a group of 7 year old children that saving money is fun, should invite Sam Renick for dinner. Renick can whip a gym full of elementary school kids into a frenzy of enthusiasm for saving money minutes after bounding into the room.” Sam's current focus - execution of Sammy Rabbit's Dream Big Financial Literacy and Reading initiative! Discover more at SammyRabbit.com or contact Sam directly at sammy@itsahabit.com.


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Great Money Habits Every Teen Needs to Succeed: Part 2

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