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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Target’s Best Sale of the Year Is This Weekend Only

on December 3, 2022

The beloved retailer is ending Cyber Week with a bang.

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13 Money Dates and Deadlines in December 2022

on December 2, 2022

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

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6 Big Retailers With Small Black Friday Discounts in 2022

on November 21, 2022

Spoiler alert: The average discounts at Amazon and Costco are among the tiniest.

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10 Grocery Items That Just Set New Price Records

on November 17, 2022

Despite overall inflation easing, the costs of some foods continue to hit all-time highs.

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The 8 Best Gift Cards to Give in 2022

on November 14, 2022

These retailers’ and restaurants’ gift cards rank highest based on multiple features.

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15 Added Benefits in Medicare Advantage Plans for 2023

on November 11, 2022

Medicare Advantage health insurance plans now offer more options than ever.

Walmart Just ‘Canceled’ Inflation for Thanksgiving
Walmart Just ‘Canceled’ Inflation for Thanksgiving

on November 3, 2022

The retailer is offering a selection of holiday groceries at last year’s prices.

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Federal Reserve Makes Fourth Large Rate Hike in a Row

on November 2, 2022

This action by the nation’s central bank stands to affect every consumer for better or for worse.

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This Savings Bond Now Pays Nearly 7% — Should You Buy?

and on November 1, 2022

The U.S. Treasury is still offering an impressive return, but this investment is not necessarily right for everyone.

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13 Money Dates and Deadlines in November 2022

on October 29, 2022

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

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How Much Retirees Actually Spend on Health Care in the U.S.

on October 25, 2022

How do your medical expenses compare?

Upset older man
Why the Big Social Security COLA Will Cost Some Retirees in 2023

on October 25, 2022

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

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This Overlooked Retirement Tax Credit Gets Better in 2023

on October 22, 2022

Income limits for this little-known tax break are rising.

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IRS Hikes Nearly All Retirement Account Thresholds for 2023

on October 21, 2022

This is fantastic news for savers worried about inflation.

Retired couple on their porch
Here’s How Much Retiree Households Spend in a Year

on October 21, 2022

The amount isn’t too far removed from the spending of the average U.S. household.

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Here’s Your New Standard Deduction and Tax Rate for 2023

on October 19, 2022

The popular federal income tax break and tax brackets will rise by more than usual due to high inflation.

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2 Tax Credits That Will Be More Generous in 2023

on October 19, 2022

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

Stroke patient with doctor
What Your Blood Type May Say About Your Stroke Risk

on October 17, 2022

Certain blood types are associated with a higher or lower risk of stroke, researchers have found.

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5 Ways the Social Security System Will Change in 2023

on October 13, 2022

These adjustments affect both workers and retirees.

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Social Security Payments to Jump in 2023

on October 13, 2022

It’s the largest inflation adjustment retirees have seen in 40 years.

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