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
Apr 06, 2013 - Americans will spend one more work week paying off all our taxes in 2013 compared to last year. But historically, that's not bad.
Apr 06, 2013 - New research says job stress might cause more heart problems than smoking.
Apr 06, 2013 - And most of it belongs to the people who could use it most. See if you're owed hundreds from Uncle Sam, before it's too late.
Apr 05, 2013 - Robbing your workplace may get you blacklisted and make it hard to find another job in the retail industry.
Apr 05, 2013 - If Walmart offered to pay you to drop off some stuff to your neighbors on the way home, would you?
Apr 05, 2013 - People are staying on top of many types of loans better than they have in a long while, which is good news for consumers and the economy.
Apr 04, 2013 - Meanwhile, the average apartment now rents for $1,102.
Apr 03, 2013 - Five years later, people feel more prepared for retirement and are making bigger contributions to their 401Ks. Most have less debt, too.
Apr 03, 2013 - A second chance is possible after just a few years, if you play your cards right.
Apr 03, 2013 - Younger people who drive technology trends think voice mail takes too long to get to the point, and favor text messages or email instead. Phone companies notice.
Apr 03, 2013 - Is the company making a smartphone? A recent hire suggests it might be.
Apr 02, 2013 - While the case isn't getting as much attention as gay marriage, the financial impact could be measured in billions.
Apr 02, 2013 - In some countries, taxes are virtually automatic: No need to hire anybody or spend hours with forms and receipts. But not here, and the company behind TurboTax is spending millions to keep it that way.
Apr 02, 2013 - Despite a government warning that hotels may be breaking the law by hiding fees, many are still tacking on $30-a-night extra charges.
Apr 02, 2013 - A federal appeals court ruled creditors can't demand Social Security benefits be used to repay debts in Chapter 13 bankruptcy.