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
Mar 31, 2013 - The government just expanded its refund fraud-targeting program to all 50 states.
Mar 31, 2013 - A new anti-foreclosure program beginning July 1 will make it easier for people behind on payments to get a loan modification.
Mar 30, 2013 - Here's one kind of equal treatment gay couples may not want – combined income on tax forms.
Mar 29, 2013 - The owner of a small business in Australia is sick of people asking for help and never buying anything, so she made a new rule: You stay, you pay.
Mar 28, 2013 - Research suggests it can – but the right neighborhood layout can also encourage weight loss.
Mar 28, 2013 - They're chipping in to an $8 million fund to help the city of Detroit get ambulances and police cars.
Mar 28, 2013 - Thinking of buying a home? They're not getting any cheaper. .
Mar 28, 2013 - 17-year-old Nick D'Aloisio, who just sold an app to Yahoo for a rumored $30 million, says you're never too young for success.
Mar 27, 2013 - His philanthropic foundation will pay $100,000 for the best designs.
Mar 26, 2013 - We're always told to shut off our devices for takeoff, but the Federal Aviation Administration seems ready to change the rules.
Mar 26, 2013 - The number of college kids using credit cards dropped 10 percentage points between 2010 and 2012.
Mar 26, 2013 - A new bill could place more restrictions on the way overdraft fees are charged and how much they cost consumers.
Mar 25, 2013 - The American Consumer Satisfaction Index says who treats customers most poorly.
Mar 25, 2013 - Office betting pools can get you fired, and in some states possibly arrested.
Mar 25, 2013 - New research shows the U.S. has the third-largest death rate from sugar-sweetened drinks.