Karla Bowsher

Before becoming managing editor of Money Talks News, I covered both personal and public finance.

I've worked for a top 50 major metro daily and a community newspaper as well as a nonprofit investigative publication. I’ve won state and national awards for my investigative reporting from the Society of Professional Journalists and multiple state press associations.

Before journalism, I worked in health care for the better part of a decade.

When I’m not editing, writing, reading or sleeping, I’m growing obscure tropical vegetables. During tax season, I serve as an IRS-certified volunteer tax return preparer for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

7 Hidden Tax Credits in Democrats’ Latest Relief Bill
7 Hidden Tax Credits in Democrats’ Latest Relief Bill

on March 4, 2021

Taxpayers stand to get a lot more than a stimulus check out of the trillion-dollar legislation.

Why Your Next Stimulus Check Might Be Bigger Than You Expect
Why Your Next Stimulus Check Might Be Bigger Than You Expect

on March 2, 2021

Your third coronavirus payment will be the biggest yet — and possibly even bigger than you realize.

3 Financial Dates and Deadlines in March 2021
3 Financial Dates and Deadlines in March 2021

on February 27, 2021

Mark your calendar now so you don’t risk a fine or miss an opportunity to save.

7 Hidden Sections of Amazon Every Shopper Should Know
7 Hidden Sections of Amazon Every Shopper Should Know

on February 19, 2021

These little-known departments of Amazon are gold mines for deal-seekers and impulse shoppers alike.

5 Changes to Your Federal Tax Return Form in 2021
5 Changes to Your Federal Tax Return Form in 2021

on February 12, 2021

The new Form 1040 features two new tax breaks, among other changes.

These Are the 9 Best Benefits of Amazon Prime
These Are the 9 Best Benefits of Amazon Prime

on February 11, 2021

These top-notch perks of an Amazon Prime membership won’t cost you a dime extra.

4 Pharmacy Chains That Offer Free Prescription Drugs
4 Pharmacy Chains That Offer Free Prescription Drugs

on February 11, 2021

Yes, you can get certain medications for $0.

9 Things You Should Know About Your 2021 Tax Refund
9 Things You Should Know About Your 2021 Tax Refund

and on February 10, 2021

If you’re hoping for a fat or speedy federal tax refund this year — or a bigger refund next year — you should know these facts.

5 Tax Breaks Extended for 2021 — If Not Longer
5 Tax Breaks Extended for 2021 — If Not Longer

on February 4, 2021

Recent legislation means you might be able to claim these federal income tax breaks into next year.

4 Financial Dates and Deadlines in February 2021
4 Financial Dates and Deadlines in February 2021

on January 30, 2021

Mark your calendar now so you don’t risk a fine or miss an opportunity to save.

7 Things I Never Buy at Costco
7 Things I Never Buy at Costco

on January 29, 2021

A bulk buy isn’t always the best buy.

5 Ways to Get Walmart Gift Cards for Free
5 Ways to Get Walmart Gift Cards for Free

on January 22, 2021

Yes, you can score free Walmart gift cards. Here’s how.

10 Cars You Are Most Likely to Keep for 15 Years
10 Cars You Are Most Likely to Keep for 15 Years

on January 19, 2021

The cars that owners hold onto the longest have one thing in common, a new study shows.

5 Cleaning Products You Should Be Using in 2021
5 Cleaning Products You Should Be Using in 2021

on January 9, 2021

You will want these household cleaners on hand as the coronavirus continues to spread in the new year.

5 Ways to Save at Dollar Tree
5 Ways to Save at Dollar Tree

on December 31, 2020

Yes, it’s possible to pay less than a buck for items from a dollar store.

5 Financial Dates and Deadlines in January 2021
5 Financial Dates and Deadlines in January 2021

on December 31, 2020

Miss one of these dates or deadlines in January, and it could cost you.

10 Ways Your Income Taxes Will Be Different in 2021
10 Ways Your Income Taxes Will Be Different in 2021

on December 30, 2020

Filing your taxes will be different in 2021 due to coronavirus legislation and inflation adjustments.

7 Handy Household Uses for Coffee
7 Handy Household Uses for Coffee

on December 24, 2020

Coffee is good for much more than a morning caffeine jolt.

6 Groups That Won’t Get a Second Stimulus Payment
6 Groups That Won’t Get a Second Stimulus Payment

on December 23, 2020

Don’t expect to receive a $600 coronavirus check if you are on this list.

6 Retailers That Let You Double Up on Coupons
6 Retailers That Let You Double Up on Coupons

on December 23, 2020

Coupon stacking is one of the best ways to save money. These retailers let you do it.

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