Brandon Ballenger

Brandon Ballenger

I'm a 27-year-old freelance journalist living in South Florida. If I'm not writing, I'm playing video games or at the beach. My favorite spice is oregano, and I thought you should know. I got my bachelor's degree in English and public communication from Florida Atlantic University in 2008.


Wildly Different Hospital Prices Revealed

The federal government just dropped a data bomb on the health care industry. Now consumers can look at hospital-specific charges across the country for the top 100 patient procedures.

Debt Settlement Company Charged With Fraud

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is ready to play hardball with the largely unregulated industry, and for the first time has referred a case for criminal prosecution.