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

Destinations
Why you should visit capital cities this summer

Why you should visit capital cities this summer

Instead of flocking to beachside towns, you should consider a capital city holiday.

Travel News
The digital vaccination certificates likely to be accepted overseas

The digital vaccination certificates likely to be accepted overseas

The World Travel and Tourism Council calls for removal of patchwork policies and processes.

Superannuation
Shock number of super funds failing to meet APRA's benchmarks

Shock number of super funds failing to meet APRA's benchmarks

APRA's first 'choice' products heatmap contained some staggering results.

Centrelink – Services Australia
Centrelink closure and reporting dates for the summer

Centrelink closure and reporting dates for the summer

Centrelink reporting and payment dates for the Christmas and New Year period.

Superannuation
Government pledges to boost retirement savings

Government pledges to boost retirement savings

Minister says there are no plans to tinker with legislated increases to superannuation.

COVID-19
Is being double-dose vaccinated enough to stop Omicron?

Is being double-dose vaccinated enough to stop Omicron?

Latest studies highlight the importance of getting your booster shot to stop Omicron.

Superannuation
The common investment putting retirements at risk

The common investment putting retirements at risk

Paying attention to how your superannuation is invested pays dividends.

Health Insurance
Is your health fund giving you enough of a COVID refund?

Is your health fund giving you enough of a COVID refund?

Concerns health funds are being too conservative when calculating refunds.

Medicare
Medicare-funded telehealth options to become permanent

Medicare-funded telehealth options to become permanent

Health minister Greg Hunt announces significant changes to Medicare.

Technology News
The worst and most common passwords of 2021 revealed

The worst and most common passwords of 2021 revealed

Analysis reveals that we may still be too lazy with our passwords.

Centrelink News
What are the risks of drawing down from super early?

What are the risks of drawing down from super early?

Jacqui's mother-in-law is asking for a loan, but she is worried about how this will work out.

Destinations
Heal your body and soul with a trip to Japan

Heal your body and soul with a trip to Japan

Japan is a country steeped in ancient spirituality.

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