Brandon Ballenger

Brandon Ballenger

I'm a 27-year-old freelance journalist living in South Florida. If I'm not writing, I'm playing video games or at the beach. My favorite spice is oregano, and I thought you should know. I got my bachelor's degree in English and public communication from Florida Atlantic University in 2008.

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Median Wage Hovering Near 15-Year Low

Last year, half of American workers made less than $27,519, about what they made in 1998. Meanwhile, the number of workers making at least $5 million grew nearly 27 percent.