Jeff Proctor

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.com 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 Entrepreneur, GoBankingRates, Student Loan Hero, Business.com, Credit Karma, The Simple Dollar, US News & World Report, Lifehacker, MSN Money, Moneyish, Zumper, IdeaMensch, Discover Bank, PrimeRates, Credit.com, Yahoo! Finance, Club Thrifty, Guru Focus, Rent Track, Fit Small Business, Coupon Chief, and more.

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.

View Jeff’s LinkedIn profile here.

Should You Lease a Car? Here’s How to Decide if You Should Lease or Buy a Car

If you are shopping for your next vehicle, you’ve probably wondered “should I buy or lease a car?” Many people looking for a new car may know that leasing is an option, but the specifics of how it works and — most importantly — if it’s a good idea or not, can be a bit…

Jeff Proctor 02 Dec

What is a Money Market Account, and When Should You Use One?

MMAs typically offer a higher interest rate than traditional savings accounts, and, depending on the the bank, will allow quick access to funds via check writing, electronic funds transfer (EFT), and/or debit card or ATM withdrawals.

Jeff Proctor 19 Nov

Where Can I Sell My Phone? The Best Places to Earn the Most

If you’ve ever wondered, “Can I sell my phone for a good amount of cash?” you aren’t alone. There are many ways to sell your old technology for cash. Here are the best places to earn the most.

Jeff Proctor 04 Nov

16 Fun Hobbies That Can Make You Money in Your Free Time

Many people have figured out the secret to the side hustle: fun hobbies that make money. From creative endeavors to more technical gigs, we’ve put together a list of 16 ways to turn your skills and passions into profit.

Jeff Proctor 10 Oct

How Much is Plasma Worth? The Guide to Selling Plasma for Money

any people volunteer to give blood, but did you know that selling plasma is a growing side gig for people who want to make extra money? Selling plasma is a great way to help others and make money too.

Jeff Proctor 26 Oct

How to Get Free Amazon Gift Cards: 24 Hacks for Earning Up to $100 Off

In this article, we’re sharing our best tips for unlocking free Amazon gift card codes — all of which involve minimal effort. Whether you’re an Amazon addict or just an occasional shopper, you’re sure to find a use for the free Amazon gift cards you’ll earn using these tips.

Jeff Proctor 09 Aug

Dosh Review: Is the Dosh App Legit Or A Scam? (Screenshots Included)

In this Dosh Review, we’re going to show you the details of how Dosh works, how it compares to other cash back apps, and whether downloading Dosh is the best choice for you.

Jeff Proctor 05 Aug

How to Get Free Cable TV: Best Alternatives to Paying for Cable

There’s no better time to cut the cord than now, considering the extensive options you have at your disposal. The best way for you to get free cable television will depend on several factors: your location, budget, and personal preference.

Jeff Proctor 04 Aug

100+ Clever Ways to Earn Extra Money

A big reason why Ben and I started DollarSprout was to help people learn about different ways to make extra money. From simple gigs on the side to launching full-blown startups (and everything in between), we cover it all. Earning extra money is something that really can change your life. Money can buy you freedom…

Jeff Proctor 01 May

25 Fun Things to Do on a No-Spend Weekend

Let’s talk about all of the possible fun things to do with no money for a no spend weekend to remember! Is your bank account begging you to take a time-out? Have you splurged one too many times recently, and need to get it together again? It may be time to take a “no spend…

Jeff Proctor 01 May