Brandon Ballenger Writer
I'm a freelance writer based in Pompano Beach, Fla. who's done work for The South Florida Business Journal and BusinessMiami, covering real estate, health care, and franchising. I received a bachelor's degree in English and public communication from Florida Atlantic University in 2008, and am currently pursuing a master's degree in communication there. In my free time, I read fantasy novels, plays video games, and take advantage of South Florida's perennial summer at the beach.
Posts by Brandon Ballenger
Jun 19, 2013 - You won't be surprised to hear that the cost of gasoline has doubled since 2003. Where else have you seen price increases far greater than average?
Jun 19, 2013 - It's called Project Loon, and involves solar-powered helium balloons beaming Internet signals across the sky.
Jun 19, 2013 - You can get lottery tickets just about anywhere these days, although often at extra cost.
Jun 18, 2013 - Cable companies are thinking about putting cameras and microphones in our cable boxes. Members of Congress are already moving to limit their use. What do you think?
Jun 18, 2013 - A brand-name company that tries to pay its generic competition to go away can now be sued for violating antitrust laws.
Jun 18, 2013 - When it was time for her first paycheck, she was given a prepaid debit card that came with a host of fees instead.
Jun 17, 2013 - The government says banks big and small may be ignoring warning signs of fraud perpetrated against their customers.
Jun 17, 2013 - We're watched through our computers, through our smartphones, and in stores — all to make businesses more money. Does it bother you?
Jun 17, 2013 - What may look like American Express junk mail could actually be a check from a class-action lawsuit settlement related to foreign transaction fees.
Jun 14, 2013 - Here are some situations where you would owe taxes, and some where you wouldn't.
Jun 14, 2013 - Many human resource professionals think this group of grads is unprofessional and can't write well. Are they wrong?
Jun 14, 2013 - Many low-wage earners will be offered health insurance through their workplace next year, but it might be more than many can reasonably afford.
Jun 13, 2013 - Home values are recovering, but nearly 20 percent of mortgaged homes still have negative equity.
Jun 13, 2013 - Other majors also quickly lead to jobs, while some still have unemployment rates above 10 percent.
Jun 13, 2013 - Research repeatedly shows that credit cards make us spend more — especially on unhealthy things — and pay less attention to our finances than we otherwise would.