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.

The 4 Best-Rated Medicare Advantage Plans in 2021
The 4 Best-Rated Medicare Advantage Plans in 2021

on June 18, 2021

Medicare Advantage plan members themselves rate these plans highest.

This Home Improvement Store Is America’s Favorite — Yet Again
This Home Improvement Store Is America’s Favorite — Yet Again

on June 7, 2021

The hardware store chain is probably not the retailer you’d expect.

9 Houseplants That Remove Toxins From Your Indoor Air
9 Houseplants That Remove Toxins From Your Indoor Air

on June 2, 2021

These plants may also do everything from reduce the amount of dust in your home to improve your productivity.

2 Financial Dates and Deadlines in June 2021
2 Financial Dates and Deadlines in June 2021

on May 31, 2021

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

An Easy Way to Fatten Your Next Tax Refund Today
An Easy Way to Fatten Your Next Tax Refund Today

and on May 27, 2021

Was your last federal tax refund too small or your tax bill too big? Here’s how to fix that.

The 3 Best Vacuum Brands of 2021, According to Consumers
The 3 Best Vacuum Brands of 2021, According to Consumers

on May 21, 2021

Here are the brands that vacuum owners themselves rate highest — as well as those they rate lowest.

30 Million Savers Now Use This Tool — Are You Missing Out?
30 Million Savers Now Use This Tool — Are You Missing Out?

on May 19, 2021

Millions of people are stashing cash into an account that can double as a secret retirement fund.

Savvy Investors Love This Brokerage Firm Most
Savvy Investors Love This Brokerage Firm Most

and on May 14, 2021

Investors who don’t have go-to financial advisers rate this brokerage firm highest.

IRS Increases Limits for This Tax-Free Account for 2022
IRS Increases Limits for This Tax-Free Account for 2022

on May 11, 2021

Contribution limits are again rising for the most tax-friendly account there is.

You Have 1 Week Left to Claim These Income Tax Breaks
You Have 1 Week Left to Claim These Income Tax Breaks

on May 10, 2021

You have right up to Tax Day to take advantage of these opportunities to save.

9 Groups Who Should Brace for Higher Income Taxes
9 Groups Who Should Brace for Higher Income Taxes

on May 6, 2021

Recent proposals would hike taxes for people with a wide range of incomes.

8 Financial Dates and Deadlines in May 2021
8 Financial Dates and Deadlines in May 2021

on May 3, 2021

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

How to Clean a Filthy Microwave in 30 Seconds
How to Clean a Filthy Microwave in 30 Seconds

on May 1, 2021

The secret isn’t fancy or expensive. It’s not elbow grease, either.

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

on April 21, 2021

A bulk buy isn’t always the best buy.

Medicare Will Not Cover These 6 Medical Costs
Medicare Will Not Cover These 6 Medical Costs

on April 9, 2021

Don’t let these health care expenses catch you off guard in retirement.

How Biden’s New Jobs Plan Would Help Seniors
How Biden’s New Jobs Plan Would Help Seniors

on April 1, 2021

The president aims to improve life for the elderly and the disabled as well as workers.

6 Banks That Waive or Refund ATM Fees
6 Banks That Waive or Refund ATM Fees

on March 31, 2021

Yes, it’s possible to dodge ATM fees with the right institution.

4 Financial Dates and Deadlines in April 2021
4 Financial Dates and Deadlines in April 2021

on March 30, 2021

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

30 Retailers That Offer Free Shipping — With No Minimum Purchase
30 Retailers That Offer Free Shipping — With No Minimum Purchase

on March 18, 2021

There are no strings attached to these companies’ free-shipping policies.

The Worst Produce for Pesticide Residue in 2021
The Worst Produce for Pesticide Residue in 2021

on March 17, 2021

If you can afford to buy only a few types of organic fruits and veggies, make it these.

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