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. In fact,

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 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.

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 For Life: 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 Breaking The One Percent 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…

Jeff Proctor 01 May

25 Fun Things to Do on a No-Spend Weekend

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 weekend.” The idea behind a no-spend weekend is pretty simple: For just a few days, you need to occupy yourself with…

Jeff Proctor 01 May

CIT Bank Review: Premier High Yield Savings Account

We’ve been getting lots of questions from readers about CIT Bank, so we decided to do some research of our own to see how CIT Bank’s Premier High Yield Savings Account compares to other major online savings accounts.

Jeff Proctor 27 Apr

11 Best Work from Home Jobs for 2018

Work from home jobs have become extremely popular. 115% more popular to be exact, according to a recent study by Flex Jobs and Global Workplace Analytics. As such, it’s no surprise that the 1.8 million Americans that left their jobs between 2005 and 2017 cited greater flexibility, increased happiness, and better pay, as primary factors in…

Jeff Proctor 21 Jul

10 Proven Ways to Save Electricity at Home

It’s summer, the time of year for backyard grilling, lounging poolside and…skyrocketing electric bills. That last element isn’t something most of us look forward to. But with these 10 ways to save electricity at home, you can rest assured you’re doing everything you can to protect the environment… …and your wallet. Better yet most of…

Jeff Proctor 08 Mar

4 Steps to Getting Out of Debt When You Are Feeling Overwhelmed

Getting out of debt can be hard. If you’re in debt, you know it’s stressful (otherwise why would you have clicked on this article?). And if you don’t feel stressed by your debt, you’re probably ignoring your debt, which is infinitely worse. Like many of you, I’ve been there. I know how it feels to have debt constantly looming over…

Jeff Proctor 08 Mar

I Got a $1,345 Tax Refund Last Year. Here are 7 Common Tax Deductions to Help You Do the Same.

Tax season is here! Hopefully that means a little cash infusion is headed your way after you get everything filed. If you are looking to increase the size of your tax refund this year, I’ve put together a list of common tax deductions that might help you.

Jeff Proctor 03 Mar