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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Savvy Investors Love This Brokerage Firm Most

and on May 14, 2021

Investors who don’t have go-to financial advisers rate this brokerage firm highest.

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IRS Increases Limits for This Tax-Free Account for 2022

on May 11, 2021

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

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You Have 1 Week Left to Claim These Income Tax Breaks

on May 10, 2021

You have right up to Tax Day to take advantage of these opportunities to save.

President Joe Biden
9 Groups Who Should Brace for Higher Income Taxes

on May 6, 2021

Recent proposals would hike taxes for people with a wide range of incomes.

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8 Financial Dates and Deadlines in May 2021

on May 3, 2021

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

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How to Clean a Filthy Microwave in 30 Seconds

on May 1, 2021

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

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7 Things I Never Buy at Costco

on April 21, 2021

A bulk buy isn’t always the best buy.

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Medicare Will Not Cover These 6 Medical Costs

on April 9, 2021

Don’t let these health care expenses catch you off guard in retirement.

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How Biden’s New Jobs Plan Would Help Seniors

on April 1, 2021

The president aims to improve life for the elderly and the disabled as well as workers.

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6 Banks That Waive or Refund ATM Fees

on March 31, 2021

Yes, it’s possible to dodge ATM fees with the right institution.

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4 Financial Dates and Deadlines in April 2021

on March 30, 2021

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

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30 Retailers That Offer Free Shipping — With No Minimum Purchase

on March 18, 2021

There are no strings attached to these companies’ free-shipping policies.

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The Worst Produce for Pesticide Residue in 2021

on March 17, 2021

If you can afford to buy only a few types of organic fruits and veggies, make it these.

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6 Ways the New COVID-19 Relief Law Affects Retirees

on March 16, 2021

Most of these changes are good news for older Americans, but one could cost some retirees.

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Here’s When — and How — to Expect Your Next Stimulus Check

on March 11, 2021

This is the White House’s current plan for issuing the $1,400-per-eligible-person payments.

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7 Hidden Tax Credits in Democrats’ Latest Relief Bill

on March 4, 2021

Taxpayers stand to get a lot more than a stimulus check out of the trillion-dollar legislation.

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Why Your Next Stimulus Check Might Be Bigger Than You Expect

on March 2, 2021

Your third coronavirus payment will be the biggest yet — and possibly even bigger than you realize.

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3 Financial Dates and Deadlines in March 2021

on February 27, 2021

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

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7 Hidden Sections of Amazon Every Shopper Should Know

on February 19, 2021

These little-known departments of Amazon are gold mines for deal-seekers and impulse shoppers alike.

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5 Changes to Your Federal Tax Return Form in 2021

on February 12, 2021

The new Form 1040 features two new tax breaks, among other changes.

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