Ben Huber

Co-Founder

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, Business.com, 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.

The 5 Best Places to Sell Gift Cards for Cash

Whether it be in poor taste or complete naivety, sometimes people just miss the mark when it comes to giving gifts.  Unless explicit direction was given to a well-meaning gift giver, a good many of the Christmas, graduation, or birthday gifts we’ve ever received would have been better replaced by our favorite plastic currency. Especially…

Ben Huber 17 May

This Company Pays $200 per Book You Read

Income Potential: $200 per completed book  Details: If you’re an avid bookworm, odds are you’ve read at least one New York Times bestseller in your lifetime. My money is on the over. We presume that most of the time you did this for free because you simply enjoy reading them. But if you’d like to…

Ben Huber 06 May

10 Best Places to Sell Pokemon Cards for Cash

It may come as a surprise to some that Pokemon is the biggest media franchise ever created. Bigger than Mickey Mouse, Star Wars, Mario, Harry Potter, you name it — it’s bigger than all of them — and really, it’s not even close. As of May 2019, the last time The Pokemon Company released earnings…

Ben Huber 13 Apr

12 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. In fact, it’s likely to be one of the best years — for workers — on record.  “They’re…

Ben Huber 23 Nov

Mercari Review: The Pros and Cons I’ve Found After $19,000 in Sales

Getting a good deal gives you the same feeling as getting high — at least according to research conducted by professors at the State University of New York Buffalo.[1] My anecdotal shopper opinion confirms it’s true. Snagging a good deal is as good as it gets, and there are few places I find more than…

Ben Huber 08 Nov

10 Digital Marketing Skills You Won’t Effectively Learn in School

It wasn’t until I was neck-deep into running a web-based small business that it became apparent our success was at least partially predicated on mastering at least one of several core digital marketing skills. Furthermore, mastering even one of these skills came second to realizing that our team needed at least a rudimentary understanding of…

Ben Huber 14 Sep

I Spent $100,000 Flipping Pokémon Cards During the Pandemic. Here’s What I Learned

If there were a silver lining to be found amidst an angst-filled 2020, it was that many people had the free time to rediscover things that were previously important to them. Reconnecting (virtually) with old friends, their love for being outdoors, a rekindled fire for an old hobby. You name it, we learned a lot…

Ben Huber 20 Apr

29 Best Work From Home Jobs Hiring Now

Work from home jobs have become extremely popular. 115% more popular according to a recent study by FlexJobs and Global Workplace Analytics. As such, it’s no surprise that the 1.8 million Americans that left their jobs between 2005 and 2017 cited greater flexibility, increased happiness, and better pay as primary factors in their decision to…

Ben Huber 01 Jun

Why (and How) to Start a Podcast That’ll Grow Your Brand and Business

Learning how to start a podcast can help you stand out from the noise in an otherwise crowded business or blog scene. And you don’t need any fancy equipment to get your podcast up and running. Here’s how to do it.

Ben Huber 10 May

6 Ways to Get Discounted (or Free) Spotify Premium

Music can turn even the dullest activity into something enjoyable. If you’re like most people, you love listening to your favorite tunes when working out, doing the dishes, or commuting to work. With services like Spotify, you can easily stream your favorite playlists, find customized radio stations, and even listen to podcasts. To get the…

Ben Huber 06 Feb