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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These 2 Hulu Plans Are Getting More Expensive — but Are Still Pretty Cheap

on September 23, 2021

Despite impending price hikes, Hulu’s options remain relatively affordable if you can live without live TV.

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How to Score a Free $25 Costco Gift Card This Week

on September 22, 2021

The warehouse club is offering a steal on top of its already-low prices. But it ends soon.

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Why Are Dying Seniors Switching Their Medicare Coverage?

on September 14, 2021

A government report reveals a troubling pattern among Medicare enrollees in their last year of life.

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This Type of Medicare Enrollee Reports the Most Cost Problems

on September 9, 2021

Seniors with one particular type of Medicare report far more cost-related issues than their peers.

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9 Ways Anyone Can Save Even More at Walmart

on September 7, 2021

You don’t even need a Walmart+ membership to take advantage of these opportunities.

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9 Things Anyone Can Get for Free on Amazon

on September 3, 2021

These freebies are available to both Prime members and nonmembers.

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2 Things That Hurt Social Security’s Inflation Protection

on September 2, 2021

Social Security benefits are adjusted for inflation every year, but the increases are not what they seem.

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3 Financial Dates and Deadlines for September 2021

on September 1, 2021

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

You Have 3 Days Left to Buy Stamps Before Prices Jump

on August 25, 2021

Postal price increases take effect on Sunday.

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This Hidden Car Cost Now Runs $3,900 a Year

on August 24, 2021

You can save thousands of dollars a year on auto expenses simply by choosing your vehicle wisely.

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How to Tell If Fraudsters Have Opened Bank Accounts in Your Name

on August 12, 2021

A little-known consumer report can alert you to problems in your banking history.

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Most People Don’t Know This Retirement Tax Credit Exists

on August 10, 2021

You might be able to pocket thousands of dollars, thanks to an unheralded tax break.

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This Is the Best Pharmacy in 2021, According to Patients

on August 4, 2021

The nation’s No. 1 pharmacy isn’t CVS or Walgreens.

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7 Hobbies That Help You Live Longer

on August 3, 2021

Research shows some hobbies can add years — or even decades — to your life.

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17 Financial Dates and Deadlines in August 2021

on August 2, 2021

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

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9 Ways to Save up to 50% on Your Next Restaurant Meal

on July 20, 2021

The cost of eating out is on the rise, but there’s still no reason to pay full price.

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12 Ways to Never Pay Full Price for Anything

on July 8, 2021

Stop paying retail prices: Here are plenty of ways to accomplish that goal.

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5 Ways to Put an End to Junk Mail

on July 7, 2021

Here’s how to keep unwanted mail from clogging your mailbox and trash can.

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3 Surprisingly Costly Mistakes We Make at Gas Stations

on July 7, 2021

How many of these cash-guzzling missteps have you made?

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7 Places to Find Free Manufacturer Coupons Online

on July 7, 2021

If you have an internet connection, you should know about these free coupon resources.

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