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.


Do We Need Voice Mail Anymore?

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.

TurboTax Wants to Keep Your Taxes Complex

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.