Jen Smith

Jen Smith, Personal Finance Expert and Writer at DollarSproutFeatured Contributor

Jen became passionate (borderline obsessed) with encouraging others to take control of their spending and get their finances under control after Jen and her husband paid off $78,000 of debt in 23 months.

Since getting out of debt Jen has become a best selling author on Amazon, and her writing has been featured in U.S. News and World Report, Yahoo Finance, Money Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal. She has also written for The Penny Hoarder, The Financial Diet, and MarketWatch. She’s also been nominated for best new personal finance podcasts as co-host of the Frugal Friends Podcast.

When Jen isn’t behind her computer she’s a new mom trying to figure out the whole parenting thing.

To learn more, connect with Jen on LinkedIn.

How to Become a Personal Trainer (and Maximize Your Earnings)

Personal trainers play an invaluable role in the health and fitness of people who don’t naturally enjoy working out. If you’re passionate about helping people transform their relationship with the gym, then learn what it takes to become a personal trainer.

Jen Smith 22 Dec

20 Best Business Ideas for Women Entrepreneurs

Women. We earn more undergraduate and graduate degrees than our male peers, start an average of 1,821 businesses every day, and own 36% of all businesses in the U.S. Yet our companies are smaller, employ fewer people, and we still earn only 80 cents to every dollar a man makes. While we’ve made great strides…

Jen Smith 01 Dec

11 Steps to Make Money Selling eBooks Online

If you are looking for other ways to make money writing, then publishing an eBook is a great way to expand your income. You don’t need to be a professional writer, have perfect grammar, or have any publishing experience to get started.

Jen Smith 24 Nov

Fetch Rewards Review: How Much Could You Save?

This Fetch Rewards review will help you learn a little more about one of the easiest cash-back apps available. It’s excellent for shoppers who are loyal to brands over stores and want to earn gift cards without much effort.

Jen Smith 17 Nov

21 Inexpensive or Free Ways to Market Your Small Business

As a small business owner, I’ve spent years looking for fresh and authentic ways to bring what I offer to those who need it. I’ve tried many small business marketing ideas and learned from countless mistakes. And what I’ve found is that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to have a successful…

Jen Smith 21 Oct

6 Steps to Make Money Managing Facebook Ads for Local Businesses

Since Facebook ads are still a relatively new way to advertise, it’s not that difficult to make money managing Facebook ads for local businesses. You don’t need a specialized degree, it’s not a huge time commitment, and you can even use some existing skills.

Jen Smith 14 Oct

6 Easy Ways You Can Get Paid to Advertise for Companies

Getting paid to advertise doesn’t have to involve hanging promotional signs at your wedding or tattooing a logo on your body. There are multiple ways to advertise products and brands that are legitimate and don’t require anything so extreme.

Jen Smith 08 Oct

Instacart Super Shopper Shares His 7 Best Tips for Maximizing Earnings

This Super Shopper has made over $4,500 shopping with Instacart in just two months. If you’re a shopper who wants to maximize your earnings, he provides some Instacart shopper tips to take advantage of.

Jen Smith 01 Oct

Getaround Review: How Much Can Make Renting Out Your Car?

Last year I replaced my trusty old Toyota Camry with a beautiful new Hyundai Tucson. I’m not a car enthusiast but that burnt orange body, black leather seats, and turbocharged engine gave me so much joy. Then four weeks later, I was laid off. Instead of going back to an office job, I started freelancing…

Jen Smith 30 Sep

19 “Odd” Jobs That Pay Surprisingly Well

Odd jobs usually refer to casual or isolated jobs that may be seasonal, manual, or domestic-related. Luckily for you, less competition means you can increase your earning potential and find odd jobs in a variety of places.

Jen Smith 29 Sep