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
Sep 11, 2012 - A music piracy lawsuit that's been ongoing since 2007 may be over, with a judgment that one woman owes the industry 222 grand.
Sep 11, 2012 - Chase is sending certain homeowners unexpected letters that offer to cut their payments by hundreds a month. It's not a scam.
Sep 11, 2012 - A former Swiss banking employee just won a big whistleblower award from the IRS.
Sep 11, 2012 - Analysis of national job reports shows men are getting new work more often than women.
Sep 11, 2012 - If you have a cell phone, odds are it's an Android smartphone.
Sep 10, 2012 - One company says nearly 281,000 retail workers have been hired this year, up 6.5 percent over a year ago.
Sep 10, 2012 - A survey by Scottrade also found fewer people are using saving tactics like coupons and comparison shopping than six months ago.
Sep 10, 2012 - A new survey shows that for some serious fans, not even getting married is an excuse to miss football.
Sep 10, 2012 - Monster.com says it's seen a 6 percent increase in job postings since a year ago, even though national unemployment's only dropped one percent since then.
Sep 07, 2012 - Sears and Kmart just became the latest stores to drop layaway fees.
Sep 07, 2012 - CNN broke down how tax rates might change depending on who gets elected.
Sep 07, 2012 - A study finds workers are more likely to have a salary below $37,000 without benefits than 30 years ago.
Sep 07, 2012 - Tech-savvy careers dominated the University of California San Diego's new career list.
Sep 07, 2012 - Which school has the best parties? The best food? The most financial aid? Check out the list.
Sep 06, 2012 - A new survey shows adults under 35 and low-income families with kids don't seek oral care.