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.

How One Med Student Makes $190K a Year Selling Online Courses

Maggie Waters’ journey from confused pre-med applicant to fourth-year medical student and six-figure side hustler is a testament to how anyone can turn an everyday problem into a monetized solution with a little creativity and a bit of determination. Initially overwhelmed by the complexities of the medical school application process and faced with multiple rejections,…

Ben Huber 11 Apr

25 Best Side Hustles for Nurses to Earn Extra Income

In the bustling world of healthcare, nurses stand as unsung heroes, dedicating their lives to caring for others with unparalleled empathy and skill. Yet, even as we navigate the demanding rhythms of our profession, many of us seek to diversify our income and pursue passions outside the hospital walls. As a Registered Nurse (RN) who…

Ben Huber 29 Mar

Mercari Becomes First Major Marketplace to Drop Selling Fees

PALO ALTO, CA — A tectonic shift is underway in Silicon Valley as Mercari announces it will become the first major US marketplace and selling app to eliminate seller fees. Welcome news to the millions of Americans who use the app to buy and sell new and used goods on a daily basis. The first-of-its-kind…

Ben Huber 28 Mar

Court to Chords: How One Lawyer Made $10,000 Selling Stock Music

SAN DIEGO, CA — In the vast landscape of side hustles and moonlighting gigs, the tale of a lawyer by day, stock music creator by night, strikes a harmonious chord of creativity and enterprise. Armed with a passion for music and a drive that rivaled his legal ambitions, Evan Oxhorn transformed what could have been…

Ben Huber 22 Mar

Freelance Writing Jobs Down 33% Since ChatGPT Release, Study Finds

While interest in artificial intelligence (AI) among enthusiasts has grown steadily since the 1950s, when Alan Turing first introduced the concept of measuring computer intelligence, it wasn’t until November of 2022 that the lay public started to notice (see trend). Headlines about the release of OpenAI’s ChatGPT began to dominate forums, social media, and airwaves…

Ben Huber 18 Mar

$250 to $11M: Jess Munday Talks Custom Neon’s Glow Up

NORTH GEELONG, AU — In the world of side hustles and startups, Jess Munday’s story stands out not just for its success but for its practical approach to turning a gap in the market into a budding global business. With an initial investment of just $250 during her maternity leave, Jess and her husband Jake…

Ben Huber 14 Mar

California’s AB5 Was Met With Fierce Opposition — Similar National Guidance Just Went Live

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a significant move, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) unveiled a new rule effective today, shaking up the criteria for determining whether workers should be classified as employees or independent contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)​. This is particularly impactful considering the backdrop of the FLSA, enacted in 1938…

Ben Huber 11 Mar

Gig Workers to Get 1-3% Match with Robinhood’s New IRA

PALO ALTO — Robinhood recently announced the launch of “Robinhood Retirement For Independent Workers,” a product designed to provide retirement benefits to gig workers and independent contractors who typically lack access to traditional retirement plans. This initiative aims to bridge the gap in retirement planning for freelancers and gig economy workers, acknowledging the growing trend…

Ben Huber 07 Mar

How One Photographer’s Side Hustle Became a $330K a Year Business

In the heart of Orange County, Christopher Todd’s transformation from a freelance photographer capturing life’s fleeting moments to leading a business that grosses over $300,000 a year embodies the essence of a side hustle success story. With a background that spans from psychology to the corporate world, and finally to photography, Christopher’s narrative is not…

Ben Huber 05 Mar

How Gennifer Rose Earns $5,000 per Month as a Surrogate Mother

Surrogacy and side hustle aren’t two words you’d normally use in the same sentence. And while it is commonly known that egg, sperm, and plasma donation can bring in a modest amount of income, many would pump the brakes when it comes to the thought of carrying someone else’s child — even for $5,000 per…

Ben Huber 29 Feb