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


Finance News

Latest data shows shift away from cash is picking up pace

The use of cash and physical credit and debit cards is on a steady decline.


The changes that could take our pension system from B+ to A

Australia has the sixth best retirement income system in the world, according to Mercer.

Age Pension

Put pensioners at ease over cashless welfare card: Labor

Labor introduces bill to stop cashless welfare card being forced onto pensioners.

Estate planning & wills

Inheritance rules and the Age Pension explained

Will your windfall mean you lose your pension?

Age Pension

Keyboard slip costs couple $20,000 in pension payments

Centrelink at fault for wrong pension calculation but refuses to fix error.

Technology Q&A

Can a stranger discover your location over the internet?

Elroy is worried that his location could be discovered by someone who threatened him online.

Health news

Public hospitals in cycle of crisis, AMA warns

AMA report suggests funding problems have seen a steady decline in performance.


The best camping spots in Tasmania

Tasmania isn't short of places full of natural beauty, which makes it perfect for camping.

Travel News

Revealed: The best time to call your airline

Spending too long on hold to an airline? Here's the best time to call.


Major insurer taken to court for failing to honour discounts

ASIC alleges that NRMA customers did not receive full discounts between 2014-2019.


What to do if your super fund is underperforming

APRA revealed 13 funds failing performance tests. Here's what to do next.


Friday Funnies: Doctor vs the lawyer

Who wins when a lawyer attempts to pocket $100 in a tussle with a GP?

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