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 06, 2013 - IKEA and Marriott are teaming up to build budget hotels – in Europe, for now.
Mar 06, 2013 - Bank of America, Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo were all involved. Some people were even wrongly evicted despite being current on payments and out of the country.
Mar 05, 2013 - A quarter also said they had more credit card debt than money in the bank.
Mar 05, 2013 - iCloud email users won't receive messages with certain words in them – and Apple doesn't tell anybody when it happens.
Mar 05, 2013 - A customer says he never signed up for a service with automatic recurring payments. The bank says he did, by phone, but refuses to offer evidence.
Mar 04, 2013 - A Groupon founder, kicked out the door last week, is getting what must be the smallest severance in Wall Street history. Don't shed too many tears - he's still worth millions.
Mar 04, 2013 - The move is to dodge millions in outstanding debts from lawsuits against the company and its founder.
Mar 04, 2013 - United Airlines customers can now bribe – er, I mean, enjoy premier access – to shorter airport lines.
Mar 01, 2013 - Men are from Mars, and one woman is going to take her husband back there on a millionaire's dime.
Mar 01, 2013 - People in three states are suing Anheuser-Busch, because apparently they're not as drunk as they paid to be.
Mar 01, 2013 - The five-best paid CEOs have collectively laid off – or plan to lay off – over 60,000 people in the past two years and this one, while raking in $62 million in total compensation.
Feb 28, 2013 - And the tooth – sorry, the truth – is, things are getting better.
Feb 28, 2013 - Foursquare users can now get some special discounts when they connect a credit card to the app.
Feb 28, 2013 - Dispensaries can't take the deductions other businesses do, so profits are going up in smoke for many.
Feb 27, 2013 - Some people graduate with a 2-year degree into $50,000-a-year jobs. And some with 4-year degrees make $10 an hour.