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
Aug 10, 2012 - A new survey says young people are more likely to eat out – and are most influenced by coupons.
Aug 09, 2012 - Robocalls are generally illegal, but the government says they're becoming more frequent. Here's how you can fight back.
Aug 08, 2012 - Here's a super-easy, foolproof trick to watch the Olympics online – including what you've already missed.
Aug 08, 2012 - Want to cut textbook costs 20 to 80 percent? Here are some tried-and-true tricks from a former grad student.
Aug 07, 2012 - You shouldn't have to break the bank to escape it. Here's how to save time and money switching to a new one.
Aug 06, 2012 - Not satisfied with the ordinary hotel experience? You won't forget a stay at these places.
Aug 03, 2012 - Identity theft affects millions, costs billions, and is a nightmare to sort out. But you can get protection – and it's free.
Aug 02, 2012 - Phone reps and cluttered websites wasting your time? Here's how to get your problems fixed faster, with less hassle.
Aug 02, 2012 - Here's a list of the funniest pet names of the year. Know what's not funny? Vet bills. We tell you how to save with a smile.
Aug 01, 2012 - Want a raise or promotion? Stand out for all the right reasons, and not the wrong ones – like having a potty mouth.
Jul 31, 2012 - How much do friends cost? Curious which country loves lingerie the most? How about the proper spacing between strangers' beach towels? Survey says...
Jul 30, 2012 - Don't get stuck in a cycle of debt – avoid loans with interest rates as high as 500 percent.
Jul 27, 2012 - You might be able to watch all the Olympic events for free – if you're lucky. Here's how.
Jul 26, 2012 - Soon airlines will have to show real prices and stop hiding taxes and mandatory fees from the fares you see online. But optional fees like baggage can still nail you.
Jul 26, 2012 - Tired of always updating your Windows computer or Mac? Even more tired of getting reminders to do it? Automate the process and dump this tech chore.