Co-Founder

Jeff Proctor, Co-Founder of DollarSprout.comJeff 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.

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

24 Real Ways to Make Money from Home

In a pinch and need a little extra cash? Looking for ways to make money from home? You are not alone. Google logs nearly 250,000,000 (that’s 250 million) searches each year by people just like you.

Jeff Proctor 10 Oct

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

35 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, I’m going to 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

Why Your Credit Score Range Matters and How to Improve It

Your credit score range has a significant impact on your financial life. You may already know your credit score. However, are you aware of the significance of your credit score range and how it can impact your ability to obtain new lines of credit?

Jeff Proctor 15 Apr

How Much Should I Invest and Where Should I Invest It for the Greatest Return?

“How much should I invest and where should I invest it?”The question may be straightforward, but the answer isn’t quite so cut and dry. How much any person or family should invest depends on several factors, including their income, goals, and current financial stability.

Jeff Proctor 05 Apr

Should I Try Day Trading? 5 Things Everyone Should Know

Day trading for a living is something that quite a few people fantasize about. It seems so simple. You click a mouse button and either buy or sell a stock. And the next thing you know, you’ve made several hundred dollars.

Jeff Proctor 03 Apr