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 12, 2013 - The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau studied the impact of new regulations on how much people pay in overdraft fees. It's still a lot.
Jun 12, 2013 - Two former unpaid interns sued a Fox movie studio that they said made them do menial tasks instead of teaching them. A judge said they should have been paid.
Jun 12, 2013 - A New York sushi restaurant pays its waitstaff a salary — with benefits — and tells customers that tips are not allowed. Should other restaurants follow suit?
Jun 11, 2013 - For the second quarter in a row, businesses in every state are planning to hire more people.
Jun 11, 2013 - Did you file a claim against the diamond seller in 2008? Your portion of the $295 million settlement should be arriving soon in the mail.
Jun 11, 2013 - The difference in income between the wealthy and the rest of us is much more vast than it is in 25 other developed nations.
Jun 10, 2013 - Spirit Airlines' fee-for-all approach seems to be paying off, despite consumer complaints.
Jun 10, 2013 - Does the generous way Costco treats its workers affect your decision to shop there?
Jun 10, 2013 - Most U.S. adults don't do well on a short multiple-choice quiz about basic financial literacy.
Jun 07, 2013 - Researchers say couples who first meet online are a bit more likely to stay married and have happier marriages. Can that be right?
Jun 07, 2013 - Apple may soon have an in-store trade-in program for iPhones.
Jun 07, 2013 - Movie screens as much as 40 percent larger than usual may be coming to a theater near you. Are you willing to pay more for the experience?
Jun 06, 2013 - People who purchased something through Rakuten.com, formerly known as Buy.com, say they've seen thousands in unauthorized purchases show up on their accounts.
Jun 06, 2013 - You'll have to bring a compatible smartphone or buy one, and there are some limitations.
Jun 06, 2013 - They're leading to more emergency room visits, fewer screenings for cancer and fewer prescriptions.