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 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.
Jun 21, 2012 - Car renters have always had to worry about tons of fees – now they might have to worry about safety recalls too. Learn how to protect yourself and your wallet.
Jun 18, 2012 - Would you like to be $5,000 to $50,000 richer by this time next year? It might be as simple as thinking "pre-owned" rather than new. Here's a list of things you should never buy new - see if you can add to it.
Jun 14, 2012 - Think you're too busy with work and life to lose weight? Try these tips and see if you can get healthier while being productive.
Jun 11, 2012 - Are you in the market for a new car? You might be surprised to learn that one of the most popular models is also among the least safe, or that fuel-efficient special editions aren't worth the money.
May 31, 2012 - Reconsidering college after seeing the price tag? Good news: Plenty of jobs don't require a degree – and you can always change your mind later if you want to move up.
May 30, 2012 - We eat out to indulge ourselves, not for the health benefits. Even so, new research suggests we're getting more calories and less value than you might expect.