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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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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How to Shop at Sam’s Club Without a Membership

on July 6, 2021

You don’t necessarily have to join Sam’s Club to shop there.

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9 Financial Dates and Deadlines in July 2021

on July 2, 2021

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

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Want a Home Insurance Discount? Join Any of These 5 Groups

on June 29, 2021

You may be eligible for a break on homeowners insurance if you belong to a wholesale club, nonprofit or other organization.

Happy driver
The Top-Rated Car Insurers Across the U.S. in 2021

on June 25, 2021

Consumers themselves rank these auto insurers highest.

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7 Ways to Shop at Costco Without a Membership

on June 23, 2021

You don’t necessarily need to join to get in on the warehouse store’s savings.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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