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.

7 Best Budgeting Apps For Every Type of Budgeter

Many people think about budgeting in the same way that they think about counting calories: They know it’s important, but they shudder at the thought of actually doing it. And just like with calorie counting, once someone starts sticking to a budget that suits their lifestyle, they start seeing positive results. Budgeting apps — much…

Jeff Proctor 16 Jan

5 Financial Mistakes to Avoid This Holiday Season

According to a recent WalletHub survey, approximately 35 million Americans are still holding onto consumer debt that was racked up from 2018 holiday spending. Here are five common money mistakes to avoid this holiday season so you don’t have to start 2020 with any financial regrets.

Jeff Proctor 18 Nov

Credit Karma Launches a New Savings Account with 1.90% APY

Credit Karma, the company best known for its free credit monitoring service, has announced that it will now be offering a high-yield savings account. Credit Karma Savings will have a savings rate over 20 times higher than the national average and FDIC Insurance up to $5 million, with no minimum deposit to open and no…

Jeff Proctor 15 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

41 Real Ways to Make Money from Home

Ten years ago, I never would’ve believe that making money from home would be my reality one day. Since then, my eyes have been opened to an entire world where millions of people earn an income selling their products and services online.

Jeff Proctor 10 Oct

37 Creative 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, and I couldn’t be more excited about the future of DollarSprout. Me, Ben, and the rest of the team had an amazing time, met lots of new (and old) friends, and learned so much. I came away from our week in Washington, D.C. with a fresh dose of motivation…

Jeff Proctor 12 Sep

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

Free money: something that no one in their right mind would ever turn down. And while I always advocate for setting up a sustainable side hustle for yourself, sometimes it’s nice to just make a quick buck.

Jeff Proctor 16 Jul

18 Passive Income Ideas to Build Wealth Around the Clock

Making money while you sleep: that’s everyone’s dream, right? In this article, we share some of our best passive income ideas to help make money 24/7.

Jeff Proctor 12 May

Is it Better to Pay Off Debt or Save Money? How to Decide

If you’re facing the question of whether to pay off debt or save, the answer isn’t necessarily a straightforward one. However, there are some good financial lessons you can apply to decide, in your own case, which is more important right now.

Jeff Proctor 09 May