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.

8 Financial Dates and Deadlines in December 2020
8 Financial Dates and Deadlines in December 2020

on December 2, 2020

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

4 Tax Credits That Will Be More Generous in 2021
4 Tax Credits That Will Be More Generous in 2021

on November 27, 2020

If you are eligible for these tax breaks, they will slash your federal income tax bill — dollar for dollar.

7 Big Retailers With Small Black Friday Discounts
7 Big Retailers With Small Black Friday Discounts

on November 26, 2020

Buyer beware: This list includes some beloved chains — even warehouse clubs.

These Medicare Expenses Will Jump in January
These Medicare Expenses Will Jump in January

on November 7, 2020

Some Medicare premiums and deductibles will take a bigger bite out of Social Security payments next year.

5 Ways Social Security Will Change in 2021
5 Ways Social Security Will Change in 2021

on November 6, 2020

These adjustments will affect both workers and retirees in the new year.

Here’s Your New Income Tax Rate for 2021
Here’s Your New Income Tax Rate for 2021

on November 5, 2020

The income ranges used to determine your tax rate will increase slightly in 2021 due to inflation. So will standard deductions.

8 Extra Benefits in Most Medicare Advantage Plans for 2021
8 Extra Benefits in Most Medicare Advantage Plans for 2021

on November 3, 2020

Medicare Advantage health insurance plans for 2021 offer seniors more options than ever.

6 Financial Dates for Your November 2020 Calendar
6 Financial Dates for Your November 2020 Calendar

on October 30, 2020

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

These 5 Cleaning Products Kill the Coronavirus
These 5 Cleaning Products Kill the Coronavirus

on October 29, 2020

You already have some of these cleaning products at home.

This Overlooked Retirement Tax Credit Gets Better in 2021
This Overlooked Retirement Tax Credit Gets Better in 2021

on October 27, 2020

Income limits for this little-known tax break are set to rise for 2021.

Few Retirement Account Limits Will Rise Next Year
Few Retirement Account Limits Will Rise Next Year

on October 27, 2020

The new year will bring mostly, but not entirely, bad news for savers.

How the 2021 Social Security Bump Will Cost Some Retirees
How the 2021 Social Security Bump Will Cost Some Retirees

on October 20, 2020

Will the latest annual Social Security increase hurt your fixed retirement income?

Small Social Security Bump Sure to Disappoint Retirees — Again
Small Social Security Bump Sure to Disappoint Retirees — Again

and on October 13, 2020

Recipients face a scanty cost-of-living increase for 2021.

7 Fridge Organizing Tricks That Save Food and Money
7 Fridge Organizing Tricks That Save Food and Money

on October 12, 2020

These tips will help your food last longer.

12 Ways to Never Pay Full Price for Anything
12 Ways to Never Pay Full Price for Anything

on October 3, 2020

Stop paying retail prices. Here are plenty of ways around that.

6 Restaurants Offering Free or Cheap Tacos This Weekend
6 Restaurants Offering Free or Cheap Tacos This Weekend

on October 2, 2020

Celebrate National Taco Day with freebies and deals from these chains.

5 Ways Joe Biden Would Reshape Retirement
5 Ways Joe Biden Would Reshape Retirement

on October 1, 2020

Whether you are saving for retirement or already retired, these policies would affect you.

8 Financial Dates for Your October 2020 Calendar
8 Financial Dates for Your October 2020 Calendar

on September 30, 2020

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

7 Ways Your Taxes Could Change Under Biden
7 Ways Your Taxes Could Change Under Biden

on September 28, 2020

Would you get a bigger tax refund under Biden than you have been getting under Trump?

6 Chains Offering Free Coffee on Tuesday
6 Chains Offering Free Coffee on Tuesday

on September 28, 2020

Here’s where you can celebrate National Coffee Day with a free cup of joe.

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