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
Mar 20, 2013 - Two major cable providers finally agree with consumers who want to ditch and stop paying for channels they don't watch.
Mar 20, 2013 - The State Supreme Court ruled a craft store broke the law by asking for zip codes at checkout to spam customers.
Mar 20, 2013 - Elizabeth Warren argues that if pay were tied to productivity, the minimum wage would be $22 today.
Mar 19, 2013 - The nonprofit Council for Economic Education has worked with teachers to develop money lessons for grade schoolers.
Mar 19, 2013 - At a clothing store called Bonobos you can try things on, but you'll never walk out with a purchase.
Mar 19, 2013 - A chapter of the Better Business Bureau has been kicked to the curb after the national organization discovered it was taking money in exchange for better rankings.
Mar 18, 2013 - Researchers found people who exercise naturally tend to work out more than people going to the gym, and even a few minutes of exercise has a positive effect.
Mar 18, 2013 - It has six and a half bathrooms and cost more than $10 million.
Mar 18, 2013 - In 2011, the Holy See saw a $19 million budget gap. Will the Pope of the poor fix it and other financial problems?
Mar 18, 2013 - Smart spending is obviously a good idea. But can there be too much of a good thing?
Mar 15, 2013 - The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau wants to take a role in overseeing student loan companies to make sure borrowers are treated fairly.
Mar 15, 2013 - ENN Group is muscling into the American energy market with $50 million for trucker gas stations this year. It already has a big investment in solar, too.
Mar 15, 2013 - The IRS doesn't care how you pay, and the fees can be high.
Mar 14, 2013 - JP Morgan chief U.S. economist Michael Feroli says the second half of 2013 should bring more economic momentum.
Mar 14, 2013 - The nuclear industry provides 19 percent of American electricity. Wind provides just 3.4 percent, but gaining ground is proving to be a breeze.