Jeff Proctor

Jeff graduated from Virginia Tech in 2013 with a B.S. in Biochemistry, but he’s always been a bit of a money-nerd.

After working one on one with clients for nearly three years in private wealth management, Jeff launched DollarSprout with his business partner and long time friend, Ben Huber.

A few entrepreneurial stumbles and lots of lessons learned along the way, he and Ben have created one of the fastest growing personal finance blogs on the internet.

Jeff has been quoted as a personal finance expert in several online publications, including:

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, Jeff is an avid golfer (read: avid, not good), and he enjoys spending time with his girlfriend, Paige, and his dog, Annie.

To learn more, connect with Jeff on LinkedIn.

A Behind the Scenes Look at the 90-Day Freelancer Playbook

There’s something about physically writing something down that you just don’t get with digital tools. That’s why we think the Freelancer Playbook is going to help so many freelancers in our community. Heres a behind-the-scenes look at how it came to be.

Jeff Proctor 27 Apr

DollarSprout’s Turning 5 Years Old. Here’s What I’ve Learned So Far.

DollarSprout turns 5 years old next month. Sometimes I can’t believe we’ve made it this far. It hit me this morning that I’ve never shared the story on how DollarSprout got started on this site. Here’s how our business came to be.

Jeff Proctor 15 Jul

8 Best Budgeting Apps For Every Type of Budgeter

Once you find the right budgeting tool, you’ll start to see a substantial improvement in your finances. To help you find your perfect match, we’ve carefully sorted and tested dozens of apps to find the best budgeting apps for every type of budgeter.

Jeff Proctor 16 Jan

How to Make Money Blogging for Beginners: A Complete Guide to Your First $1,000

Whether you’re just starting a blog, or you need help monetizing your existing blog, you’re in the right place to learn exactly how to make money blogging. Here are the 5 ways to monetize your blog from the start.

Jeff Proctor 20 Dec

5 Financial Mistakes to Avoid This Holiday Season

As another holiday shopping season rolls around, many Americans are making changes to how they approach this year’s shopping. According to a recent survey by, one in five Americans plan on spending at least 40% less on gifts this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[1] Even with so many planning holiday budget cuts this…

Jeff Proctor 18 Nov

How to Start Investing with $100

You don’t have to be wealthy to start investing. You don’t even have to have a full-time job. In fact, with the advent of new technologies and more flexible brokerage firm accounts, you can start investing with only $100.

Jeff Proctor 31 Oct

40 Easy Ways to Make Money Fast

Whether it’s the end of the month and you’re short on rent or you’re just looking to make a little extra spending money for the weekend, sometimes we all need a way to make money fast. We’ve got you covered.

Jeff Proctor 25 Sep

The DollarSprout Team Takes on FinCon 2019! Here’s Our Recap

Another FinCon is in the books. We had an amazing time, met lots of new (and old) friends, and learned a ton. Here’s what we took away from FinCon this year and what the future of DollarSprout looks like.

Jeff Proctor 12 Sep

30 Legit Ways to Get Free Money with Little to No Effort

Is there such a thing as money that you don’t have to work for? While that depends on your perspective, there are a few simple ways to earn some quick cash with minimal effort. All it costs is a few minutes of your time.

Jeff Proctor 16 Jul

19 Passive Income Ideas to Build Wealth Around the Clock

Making money while you sleep: that’s everyone’s dream, right? By the time you’ve finished reading this article, you’ll have all the passive income ideas you need to start generating residual income and make money 24/7 for yourself.

Jeff Proctor 12 May