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 16, 2012 - Researchers have found evidence that backs up the anecdotes about people who splurge when they're upset.
Nov 16, 2012 - New research shows people can't stand "dirty" money, and are a little embarrassed to spend it in front of others.
Nov 16, 2012 - A 76-carat perfect diamond. Want to know how big that is, or what it's worth?
Nov 16, 2012 - Don't have a safe? Here are some alternative ideas for protecting important stuff from potential thieves.
Nov 15, 2012 - One theater chain is offering bribes to keep your phone off during the film. Here's how you can score their freebies.
Nov 15, 2012 - Here's a little extra help finding the best airfare — or wiggling out of a booking if plans change suddenly.
Nov 15, 2012 - The warehouse store can now help you get your own house. Their program's already helped thousands.
Nov 15, 2012 - There are at least seven days where many deals beat Black Friday – maybe more, depending on what you want.
Nov 15, 2012 - Between the two, there are over 1,200 planned doorbuster items. Here's a sneak peek.
Nov 14, 2012 - Companies use robots to keep you waiting for customer service. But what if you had your own robot?
Nov 14, 2012 - Retailers are "price-matching" themselves. The items in the sales ads – and how much they cost – often haven’t changed from last year’s deals.
Nov 14, 2012 - Some states put off health insurance exchange decisions until after the election. Now, they may be ready to go along.
Nov 14, 2012 - TripAdvisor says these places in the U.S. and around the world have been getting more interest and positive feedback lately. Vacation time?
Nov 14, 2012 - Whether it's business documents, passwords or sexy messages, there are safer ways to transfer files online.
Nov 14, 2012 - Your online personal information and Internet habits are being collected and sold – possibly for more than $1,000 a year. Here’s a simple way to guard your privacy.