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 26, 2013 - We're always told to shut off our devices for takeoff, but the Federal Aviation Administration seems ready to change the rules.
Mar 26, 2013 - The number of college kids using credit cards dropped 10 percentage points between 2010 and 2012.
Mar 26, 2013 - A new bill could place more restrictions on the way overdraft fees are charged and how much they cost consumers.
Mar 25, 2013 - The American Consumer Satisfaction Index says who treats customers most poorly.
Mar 25, 2013 - Office betting pools can get you fired, and in some states possibly arrested.
Mar 25, 2013 - New research shows the U.S. has the third-largest death rate from sugar-sweetened drinks.
Mar 22, 2013 - Store brands can be cheaper, healthier, and even made by the name-brand competitor.
Mar 22, 2013 - The rest of us worry a lot about how debt and job insecurity keep us from saving more, and we don't do enough planning, according to a new survey.
Mar 22, 2013 - The Supreme Court said there's nothing illegal about buying cheaper foreign editions and reselling them here.
Mar 21, 2013 - As wheat and corn crops recover from the worst drought since the 1930s, our wallets should too.
Mar 21, 2013 - Remember the LIBOR scandal? So does mortgage giant Freddie Mac, and it wants banks to pay.
Mar 21, 2013 - A simple category switch from dietary supplement to beverage means the company doesn't have to disclose reports potentially linking Monster Energy to deaths or injuries.
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.