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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11 Things You Should Know About Your 2022 Tax Refund

and on February 4, 2022

If you’re hoping for a fat or speedy federal tax refund this year — or a bigger refund next year — you should know these facts.

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5 Financial Dates and Deadlines in February 2022

on February 1, 2022

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

24 States That Are Raising Their Minimum Wage in 2022
24 States That Are Raising Their Minimum Wage in 2022

and on January 4, 2022

One of these states will be the nation’s first to officially reach a $15 minimum wage.

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6 Financial Dates and Deadlines in January 2022

on January 1, 2022

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

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2 Credit Card Late Fee Amounts Increasing for 2022

on December 31, 2021

These maximum penalty amounts could affect anyone with a credit card.

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You’re Almost Out of Time to Snag This Tax Deduction

and on December 29, 2021

Act fast to take advantage of a special tax break for 2021.

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12 Stores That Will Match Amazon’s Prices

on December 16, 2021

These retailers offer some of the most consumer-friendly price-match policies anywhere.

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Retirees Who Blow This Tax Deadline Risk a Big, Fat Penalty

on December 15, 2021

Uncle Sam could take a hefty chunk of your retirement income for this year if you botch this.

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How to Get TSA PreCheck Free: 36 Proven Ways

on December 14, 2021

You don’t need to shell out $85 to breeze through airport security checkpoints.

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

on December 3, 2021

The beloved retailer is ending Cyber Week with a bang.

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9 Money Dates and Deadlines in December 2021

on November 30, 2021

Miss one of these, and it could cost you.

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The 12 Best Gift Cards to Give in 2021

on November 23, 2021

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

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8 Big Retailers With Small Black Friday Discounts

on November 22, 2021

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

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Those Extra Medicare Perks Likely Cost More Than You Think

on November 18, 2021

Nearly all plans limit coverage for dental, vision and hearing benefits.

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Traditional Medicare Premiums Will Soar in 2022

on November 15, 2021

Many seniors can forget about at least part of their Social Security increase for the new year.

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Here’s Your New Standard Tax Deduction for 2022

and on November 12, 2021

This common federal income tax break will be worth up to $800 more due to inflation, and tax brackets also will edge up.

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3 Tax Credits That Will Be More Generous in 2022

on November 11, 2021

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

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Bill Would Protect Older Job Seekers From Discrimination

on November 8, 2021

It also would require the federal government to conduct a study on age discrimination among job applicants.

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IRS Raises 5 Retirement Contribution Limits for 2022

on November 5, 2021

Here’s which accounts will benefit from inflation adjustments.

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14 Added Benefits in the New Medicare Advantage Plans

on November 4, 2021

Medicare Advantage health insurance plans for 2022 offer seniors more options than ever.

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