Ben Huber


After graduating from Virginia Tech in 2011 and Western Governors University in 2015, Ben worked as a Clinical Administrator for a regional hospital network before launching DollarSprout with his long-time friend and business partner, Jeff, in October of 2017.

A long-time entrepreneur, Ben used his corporate experience, along with an established interest in hosting and web design, to launch what has become one of the fastest-growing personal finance sites in the world.

A quoted consumer behavior and personal finance expert in numerous online publications, including NBC, Business News Daily,, Discover Bank, MarketWatch, Intuit, Policygenius, Yahoo, and more, Ben works to help others make and save more money.

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, Ben is a sports enthusiast (both playing and observing) and enjoys spending time with his wife, Morgan, and his dogs, Stella and Zoey.

To learn more, connect with Ben on LinkedIn.

12 Seasonal Jobs Hiring at $15 per Hour or More

If you’ve participated in the seasonal job market in the past, you’re probably acutely aware of employer desperation when it comes to filling roles to meet holiday demand.  This year is setting up to be no different. In fact, it’s likely to be one of the best years — for workers — on record.  “They’re…

Ben Huber 23 Nov

Mercari Review: The Pros and Cons I’ve Found After $19,000 in Sales

Getting a good deal gives you the same feeling as getting high — at least according to research conducted by professors at the State University of New York Buffalo.[1] My anecdotal shopper opinion confirms it’s true. Snagging a good deal is as good as it gets, and there are few places I find more than…

Ben Huber 08 Nov

10 Digital Marketing Skills You Won’t Effectively Learn in School

It wasn’t until I was neck-deep into running a web-based small business that it became apparent our success was at least partially predicated on mastering at least one of several core digital marketing skills. Furthermore, mastering even one of these skills came second to realizing that our team needed at least a rudimentary understanding of…

Ben Huber 14 Sep

I Spent $100,000 Flipping Pokémon Cards During the Pandemic. Here’s What I Learned

With a naive sense of confidence, I spent six figures buying and selling Pokémon cards during the pandemic-fueled TCG boom. Here’s how I fared (and a few lessons I learned) during my trip down nostalgia lane.

Ben Huber 20 Apr

29 Best Work From Home Jobs Hiring Now

Work from home jobs have become extremely popular. 115% more popular according to a recent study by FlexJobs 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 their decision to…

Ben Huber 01 Jun

Why (and How) to Start a Podcast That’ll Grow Your Brand and Business

Learning how to start a podcast can help you stand out from the noise in an otherwise crowded business or blog scene. And you don’t need any fancy equipment to get your podcast up and running. Here’s how to do it.

Ben Huber 10 May

7 Ways to Get Discounted (or Free) Spotify Premium

To get the most out of Spotify, you need a Spotify Premium membership that costs $9.99 per month. But that can add up quickly. There are ways to save on your Spotify membership, with special hacks and deals that most users don’t know.

Ben Huber 06 Feb

5 Signs You Might Have a Shopping Addiction

Most of us get carried away with our spending from time to time. Maybe you sometimes buy an extra item at the grocery store or indulge in some retail therapy. But there’s a fine line between shopping for fun and having a full-blown shopping addiction. Labeling yourself or someone else as a shopping addict may…

Ben Huber 17 Jan

5 Apps to Find Cheap Gas Near You

Four days ago I left work with an almost empty gas tank and pulled into the gas station around the corner to fill up. Two blocks later, though, I saw another gas station that offered its gas at 10(¢)/gallon cheaper than what I just paid. I don’t ever want that to happen again. And fortunately,…

Ben Huber 04 Jan

18 Financial Goals to Set and Achieve This Year

Achieving financial goals takes a little more than just luck. It requires discipline, dedication, and repeated sacrifice. It means setting short- and long-term financial goals and then following through on them. Unfortunately, these are things with which the majority of Americans seem to struggle. Research, however, suggests that simply writing out a list of financial…

Ben Huber 20 Dec