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
Jul 13, 2012 - Would you rather pay $7 a month for insurance with a $100 deductible, or spend $20 on a screen/case combo and a free app?
Jul 10, 2012 - Tired of overpaying for frozen treats? Here's a quick way to make custom flavors with no special tools and cheap ingredients.
Jul 09, 2012 - Keep the heat wave from overheating your car – and your wallet – with these tips.
Jul 09, 2012 - Plan ahead to keep your family, food, and possessions safer. These tips will make life after a disaster easier.
Jul 06, 2012 - Looking for work? Despite this morning's disappointing jobs report, we've got good news about hiring and advice to help land your next job.
Jul 05, 2012 - If you're one of the 42 percent of Americans living paycheck to paycheck, it's time to break out. Here's how.
Jul 04, 2012 - Want to raise a million dollars for your small business, or possibly get in on the ground floor of the next Facebook? Learn JOBS Act and next year's big thing: crowd funding.
Jul 03, 2012 - Try some great barbecue recipes this holiday – by learning about what the Top 500 restaurants are doing.
Jul 02, 2012 - Outdoor maintenance can pay for itself – especially if you get free supplies! Touch-up paint and landscaping can build curb appeal if you're looking to sell, while sealing and pest control can keep the bills down.
Jun 28, 2012 - Check out some of the most stylish and best-value hotels in the world, according to more than 500,000 Expedia reviews.
Jun 27, 2012 - Want to pay less for hotels? Here's how to get around Orbitz's new trick, and other ways to save...
Jun 26, 2012 - Wish you had a little more space and a little less aggravation on your last flight? Check out these travel hacks to make airplanes less stressful.
Jun 25, 2012 - Want a year or two of free gas? Skip the depreciation hit from buying a cool car new and spend it at the pump instead.
Jun 22, 2012 - You’ll be a lot richer if you don’t blow money on these dumb tech moves. How many are you guilty of?
Jun 22, 2012 - A visit to the animal kingdom can be a memorable family outing. Some of our nation's most popular zoos are in places you'd least expect - here's where to go and how to save when you get there.