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.

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8 Financial Dates and Deadlines in July 2022

on June 30, 2022

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

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3 Flu Shots Recommended for Seniors

on June 24, 2022

New federal guidance gives preference to these particular influenza vaccines for this age group.

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8 Tax Credits and Deductions for Parents

on June 24, 2022

Raising a child is expensive, to say the least. Uncle Sam recognizes that — to an extent — at tax time.

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15 Groceries That Just Broke New Price Records

on June 10, 2022

In many cases, it’s not the first time this year that these foods have broken all-time highs.

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7 Ways Costco Is Changing in 2022

and on June 3, 2022

The Costco shopping experience is ever-changing — especially as we emerge from the pandemic.

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5 Financial Dates and Deadlines in June 2022

on June 1, 2022

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

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Why You Should Sleep With the Door Closed Every Night

and on June 1, 2022

Closing the door before you go to sleep could save your life.

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9 Sites That Offer Free E-Books

on May 30, 2022

Don’t buy an e-book when you can find more than 1 million free titles on these websites.

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How to Clean a Dirty Microwave in 30 Seconds

on May 27, 2022

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

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5 Ways to Save More at Dollar Tree

on May 26, 2022

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

WD-40
14 Ways WD-40 Can Save You Time and Money

on May 25, 2022

WD-40 is handy in a lot more situations than you likely realize.

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6 Retailers That Let You Double Up on Coupons

on May 24, 2022

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

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Here’s How Much Social Security’s Buying Power Has Plunged

on May 12, 2022

This is why retirees can buy far less with their Social Security payments today than 20 years ago.

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An Easy Way to Fatten Your Next Tax Refund Today

and on May 2, 2022

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

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IRS Increases Limits for This Tax-Free Account for 2023

on April 29, 2022

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

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3 Financial Dates and Deadlines in May 2022

on April 26, 2022

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

Stressed couple worrying over financial documents
17 Ways Your Income Taxes Will Be Different in 2023

on April 22, 2022

Brace yourself: Your tax refund stands to be smaller, or your tax bill bigger, next year. Here’s why.

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21 Generic Brands Owned by Amazon

on April 18, 2022

Amazon’s growing collection of private brands offers everything from toilet paper and coffee to motor oil and clothing.

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5 States Where Drivers Pay the Most for Car Insurance

on April 18, 2022

Auto insurance will cost you much more in some states. Here’s how to lower your rates no matter where you live.

Woman doing her taxes
13 Deadlines to Know for Your Next Tax Return

on April 15, 2022

Now is the time to start preparing for the next tax season. Begin by marking these dates on your calendar today.

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