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
Nov 22, 2012 - The government is warning lenders about misleading seniors and veterans, and consumers to watch out for these signs of trouble.
Nov 22, 2012 - Since 2010, government spending and revenue have turned around at levels not seen since World War II. So what's with the "fiscal cliff"?
Nov 22, 2012 - UK researchers think they can uniquely identify people by their ears and walk.
Nov 22, 2012 - The automaker will repurchase part of what used to be GMAC. Both companies got a government bailout during the financial crisis.
Nov 22, 2012 - Here are eight things that could give your pet a holiday trip to the hospital. Be careful.
Nov 21, 2012 - In some stores, they can get you a nice discount and out of lines quicker. But they can have bigger implications for your credit.
Nov 21, 2012 - Marijuana use may be a risk factor in developing schizophrenia and psychotic disorders for people with a certain gene, according to new research.
Nov 21, 2012 - Some users of the new Microsoft operating system can get a free upgrade through January.
Nov 21, 2012 - Pay phones are being replaced with digital screens that provide local business deals, public information, and directions.
Nov 21, 2012 - "Oh, wow, how sweet of me! I shouldn't have!" More than half of Americans will spend an average of $140 on "presents" for themselves this shopping season.
Nov 20, 2012 - Neither the bathroom nor the kitchen top the list. But three items in this picture are on it.
Nov 20, 2012 - Find out how much you can put on certain gift cards, what the fees are, if and when they expire, and more.
Nov 20, 2012 - They're not only OK with office dating, they'll pay a bonus for it. Even if you date someone from a rival company.
Nov 20, 2012 - A few fashion brands are spying on customers through their clothing displays.
Nov 20, 2012 - How could it be made so fast, and cheaper than the current tallest building?