Ben Huber


After graduating from Virginia Tech in 2011 and Western Governors University in 2015, Ben worked as a Clinical Administrator for a regional hospital network before launching DollarSprout with his long-time friend and business partner, Jeff, in October of 2017.

A long-time entrepreneur, Ben used his corporate experience, along with an established interest in hosting and web design, to launch what has become one of the fastest-growing personal finance sites in the world.

A quoted consumer behavior and personal finance expert in numerous online publications, including NBC, Business News Daily,, Discover Bank, MarketWatch, Intuit, Policygenius, Yahoo, and more, Ben works to help others make and save more money.

To date, DollarSprout has helped over a million readers get a better handle on their finances. All of the content on DollarSprout is crafted with the intent to help readers worry less about money and make smarter financial choices — an important mission to Ben and Jeff.

Outside of work, Ben is a sports enthusiast (both playing and observing) and enjoys spending time with his wife, Morgan, and his dogs, Stella and Zoey.

To learn more, connect with Ben on LinkedIn.

“Side Hustlers” Set to Premiere March 1st on The Roku Channel

Roku, a leading TV streaming platform, is expanding its content library with the introduction of original programming, marking a significant step into the realm of content creation. Among the new slate of Roku Originals, “Side Hustlers” emerges as a standout series, promising to captivate audiences with its unique blend of entrepreneurship and reality competition. Premiere…

Ben Huber 15 Feb

Gazelle Review 2024: How Much I Earned Selling a $145 Phone

Carrier promotions or manufacture-specific trade-in programs almost always the best bang for your buck when it comes to buying a new cell phone. Bring in an old phone, get a — often generous — credit toward a new one. Unfortunately, these programs are usually limited in what models they’ll accept, especially if the device is…

Ben Huber 10 Jan

Rover Review 2024: Is Dog Sitting a Worthwhile (or Safe) Gig?

Launched in 2011, Rover has quickly become the world’s largest online marketplace for pet-sitting services. From dog walking and daycare to boarding and house sitting, needy pet owners look to independent contractors to provide these essential services when there’s no room left at the inn for their furry friends. But just because it’s the largest…

Ben Huber 14 Nov

Sweatcoin Review 2024: Pros, Cons & Tips to Earn Real Money

Sweatcoin is a free mobile app where users earn rewards for the daily step activity tracked by their smartphone. It was the #1 most downloaded Health & Fitness App in 2022 and now boasts 140 million users. I downloaded Sweatcoin in June of 2019 and have since tracked 6,071,005 steps. While I’ve cashed out $320…

Ben Huber 12 Nov

10 Seasonal Jobs Hiring at $15 per Hour or More

If you’ve participated in the seasonal job market in the past, you’re probably acutely aware of employer desperation when it comes to filling roles to meet holiday demand.  This year is setting up to be no different. And while the numbers aren’t as eye-popping as they’ve been in years past, due to low unemployment and…

Ben Huber 06 Nov

15 Festive Ways to Make Extra Money for Christmas

If you’ve taken more than a few laps around the sun, you know full well that battle lines are drawn in the sand come November 1st. On one side are the boring folk who actually celebrate Fall. On the other are the sane people that start preparing for a Yuletide celebration. But in an age…

Ben Huber 02 Nov

Survey Junkie Review 2024: Pros, Cons & Is It Worth It?

If you’ve read other Survey Junkie reviews, you’ve likely heard that it’s an easy way to make money online. And while that may be partly true, that doesn’t mean it’s a good fit for everyone. For example, if your goal is to make a lot of money, save for a major goal like buying a…

Ben Huber 17 Sep

Ipsos iSay Review 2024: Pros, Cons & Realistic Earning Expectations

If you’re looking for an easy way to earn extra money online, you’ve probably seen it written that paid online surveys are one such way to go. You can get started in just a few minutes, and you don’t need any sort of special skill or even prior experience. Simply put, you’ll be sharing your…

Ben Huber 03 May

Honeygain Review 2024: How I’ve Made $2,000 Selling My Internet

When I heard Honeygain’s highest earner made $16,140 in passive income in just 1 year, I immediately wanted to know more about the app.[1] (Spoiler: not possible by selling just your unused internet.) It’s rare we come across ways to earn passive income that don’t involve some sort of actual work, or some large amount…

Ben Huber 21 Apr

15 Legit Ways to Make Money From Your Phone

For most people, a smartphone is nothing more than a time-wasting vortex fueled by a steady drip of dopamine hits. But for the right person, a smartphone can unlock a world of endless income opportunities. Let’s be real. Most people are not going to get rich by just using their phone. But that doesn’t mean…

Ben Huber 20 Mar