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
Oct 17, 2012 - Here's how to stop Verizon from tracking what websites you visit and what apps you use, categorizing you, and bundling that data to sell it to marketing companies.
Oct 17, 2012 - Hot on the heels of recalls from Honda and Toyota, Ford admits a safety flaw in over 150,000 cars.
Oct 16, 2012 - Where can you safely score a lot of candy? A real estate site crunched its wealth of data to find out.
Oct 16, 2012 - Teachers and administrators at some schools are snatching up students' salty snacks over nutrition and addiction concerns.
Oct 16, 2012 - The government is warning about dangerous programs that could steal data from your phone or secretly monitor it. Here's what to watch for.
Oct 16, 2012 - We now have a better idea how much eligible Floridians who lost their homes will get from the multibillion national bank settlement.
Oct 16, 2012 - Feeling down? Have a banana. Researchers found a link between healthy eating and mental health.
Oct 15, 2012 - Find out what the selling points on your favorite shampoo and cosmetics really mean.
Oct 15, 2012 - How do the automated call laws work? Here's an explanation.
Oct 15, 2012 - Find out whether people think using a coupon on the first date is a dealbreaker (pun intended) or perfectly acceptable.
Oct 15, 2012 - A proposed antitrust settlement means people who bought Kindle eBooks in the past two-and-a-half years may get some store credit for each one.
Oct 15, 2012 - Sprint's new service lets you claim short names or phrases and link them to your phone number. In other words, somebody could call you at **YOURNAME.
Oct 12, 2012 - The automaker says millions of U.S. cars may be affected by a power window switch problem that can cause fires.
Oct 12, 2012 - Someone in France got an invoice saying she owed thousands of times what the entire country makes in a year. A company rep insisted there was no mistake.
Oct 12, 2012 - Find out how much we spend on cell phone plans, and a bunch of other interesting stats.