Ben Hocking

About Author
Ben has a history of working in online publishing for over a decade, but remarkably holds stubbornly by his decision not to own a mobile a phone. A journalist for 20 years, Ben is just as happy at home with a good book or out watching the footy with his two girls. Contact: LinkedIn Email

ALL ARTICLES FROM Ben Hocking

Centrelink – Services Australia
What expenses can you claim when renting out a room?

What expenses can you claim when renting out a room?

Mark wants to know what expenses he can offset against the income from leasing a room.

Destinations
The world's most crowded beaches

The world's most crowded beaches

If you think your local is crowded, check out these beaches.

Accommodation
What makes a hotel five stars? Why are they different?

What makes a hotel five stars? Why are they different?

Can you trust that a five-star hotel is what it says it is?

Scams
How older Australians can fight back against scammers

How older Australians can fight back against scammers

People over the age of 65 are often the most vulnerable to scams.

Flying
Tricks that could help you earn more frequent flyer points

Tricks that could help you earn more frequent flyer points

Follow these tricks and earn more frequent flyer points than you've ever imagined.

Destinations
Where you should travel in 2022, according to your star sign

Where you should travel in 2022, according to your star sign

Stuck for travel inspiration? Why not follow the stars?

Retirement Income
Financial tips for when you become an empty nester

Financial tips for when you become an empty nester

When your adult kids decide to move out, it is important to adjust your budget.

Technology Q&A
Tech Q&A: How do you clean your AirPods?

Tech Q&A: How do you clean your AirPods?

Oliver has noticed his AirPods filling up with gunk, but is afraid to clean them.

Centrelink – Services Australia
Can you apply for special treatment to be treated as a single?

Can you apply for special treatment to be treated as a single?

Michael is living in a de facto relationship, has had his pension cut and is looking for solutions.

Travel News
What to do if you are still not ready to travel

What to do if you are still not ready to travel

Travel restrictions may be easing, but that doesn't mean everyone is comfortable with the idea.

Lifestyle
Final word on alcohol for 2021 and tips on avoiding hangovers

Final word on alcohol for 2021 and tips on avoiding hangovers

We look at what we learnt about alcohol this year as we prepare to ring in the new year.

Lifestyle
Topics to tackle if you want to survive retirement with your spouse

Topics to tackle if you want to survive retirement with your spouse

Being on the same page is an important factor in keeping your marriage strong.

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