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
Oct 10, 2012 - A weirdly named government taskforce is handing out money to promising businesses, hoping to give the economy a boost in nine states.
Oct 10, 2012 - Home renters beware: Crooks are charging rent for property they don't own.
Oct 10, 2012 - Would you dance in public for a free soda? South Koreans would – come see.
Oct 09, 2012 - Employers have judged you 30 seconds into an interview. Here's how to make them like you.
Oct 09, 2012 - The latest Consumer Reports mag has a list of handy smartphone apps for consumers. Here are a few of them.
Oct 09, 2012 - Do you know how long you have to get out after a smoke detector sounds, or how often you should replace them? Do you have a plan if your house starts burning down?
Oct 09, 2012 - Another week, another recall. Find out what might catch on fire this time in over 250,000 cars.
Oct 09, 2012 - More people are using social networks to help find work – even if they already have jobs.
Oct 08, 2012 - Passing math isn't the same as understanding how credit works – and your grade here matters a lot longer.
Oct 08, 2012 - A government crackdown on bad practices in the financial industry is scaring some companies into lawyering up.
Oct 08, 2012 - The company's partnering with American Express to offer a new option: Bluebird. See how its fees stack up to the others.
Oct 08, 2012 - Kiplinger reveals a round-up of handy travel sites to save you money.
Oct 08, 2012 - Coffee lovers, how do your drinking habits stack up with other professions? Find out who is most serious about getting caffeinated.
Oct 05, 2012 - Combining the insurance of full-time with the flexibility of part-time? It could happen, if you're qualified for one of these occupations.
Oct 05, 2012 - In 2010, 4.3 percent of American workers did their jobs from home. Half of them were self-employed, but opportunities are growing fast in certain fields, too.