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.

Rocket Money Review 2024: Here’s What $4/Month Gets You

Rocket Money Fast Facts Founded 2015 (originally as Truebill; renamed to Rocket Money in 2022) Platforms iOS, Android, and Web Pricing Free version; Premium $4 to $12/month Features Subscription management, budgeting tools, bill negotiation services, automatic savings Security Bank-level encryption and privacy measures for over 5 million users User Rating 4.2 stars on the App…

Ben Huber 21 May

I Asked 39 Experts What They Thought About AI Side Hustles. Here’s What They Said

In an era where artificial intelligence (AI) is reshaping industries faster than we ever could have imagined, the allure of AI side hustles is undeniable. Tempting headlines tout AI as a shortcut to financial independence, sparking curiosity and skepticism alike. To separate fact from fiction, I reached out to 39 experts in various fields, from…

Ben Huber 07 May

Freecash Review 2024: Pros, Cons & Is It Worth It?

Interest in has exploded in the last three years. In fact, it’s second only to Swagbucks in terms of daily search interest amongst “make money online” platforms according to Google Trends. Keeping with our mission to review popular side hustle apps, we took the plunge and tested it for ourselves, bringing you a no-nonsense…

Ben Huber 03 May

Top 13 AI Side Hustles to Try in 2024

In today’s fast-paced digital world, artificial intelligence (AI) technology is being utilized not just by tech giants and skilled engineers but also by everyday entrepreneurs and freelancers to create new opportunities and boost their income. While AI can streamline tasks, unlock creative potential, and open up lucrative niches, there’s an ongoing debate among experts about…

Ben Huber 02 May

How Alan Katz Built a $1 Million Wedding Officiant Business

LONG BEACH, CA — From chauffeur to comedic performer and now the king of wedding officiants in Southern California, Alan Katz’s journey into the heart of the wedding industry is as unconventional as it is inspiring. Fueled by a spontaneous gig officiating his best friend’s wedding, Katz transformed his natural flair for entertainment into Great…

Ben Huber 18 Apr

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

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