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
May 10, 2013 - A Montanan was told he had brain cancer and less than 6 months to live. A judge awarded him nearly $60,000 for his anguish. Is that good enough?
May 10, 2013 - Moms are less prepared for retirement than fathers or women without children, a new study says.
May 10, 2013 - For Mother's Day, researchers examined the financial importance of what Mom decided to call you.
May 09, 2013 - The federal government just dropped a data bomb on the health care industry. Now consumers can look at hospital-specific charges across the country for the top 100 patient procedures.
May 09, 2013 - The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is ready to play hardball with the largely unregulated industry, and for the first time has referred a case for criminal prosecution.
May 09, 2013 - A survey by Zillow reveals that many potential and actual homebuyers have misconceptions about everything from interest rates to refinancing.
May 08, 2013 - The airline known for its many fees got rid of its toll-free number for customers, so calling to ask for help or advice might cost you.
May 08, 2013 - A new study shows that the federal government's spending on health care is growing at a much slower pace than previously predicted.
May 08, 2013 - The U.S. House favors a bill that would allow employees who work overtime to bank the extra hours to take off later in the year.
May 07, 2013 - The price of a glass of wine in a restaurant has risen as much as 8 percent in the past six months, a study says.
May 07, 2013 - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says he's preparing to sue Bank of America and Wells Fargo.
May 07, 2013 - A new study says 84 million Americans lacked adequate health insurance for at least part of 2012.
May 06, 2013 - The Food and Drug Administration is interested in how products with caffeine added in — like caffeinated gum — affect children and adolescents.
May 06, 2013 - An exchange between physician and patient says a lot about how we treat the subject of our health.
May 06, 2013 - Postcards and letters offering free plane tickets, hotel stays and gift cards are being sent out. They claim to be affiliated with Travelocity, but they aren't.