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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9 Things I Won’t Buy at Costco

on October 6, 2022

A bulk buy isn’t always the best buy.

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9 Financial Dates and Deadlines in October 2022

on September 30, 2022

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

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Multiple Medicare Costs to Drop in 2023

on September 30, 2022

This will be especially welcome news to many seniors amid high inflation.

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7 Scenic Road Trips for Enjoying Fall Foliage

on September 29, 2022

You can find travel-worthy displays of color nestled in breathtaking natural surroundings across the U.S.

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12 Ways to Never Pay Full Price for Anything

on September 13, 2022

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

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7 Ways to Shop at Costco Without a Membership

on August 30, 2022

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

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This Medicare Scam Offers Free COVID-19 Tests

on August 23, 2022

Here’s what you should know about this type of fraud.

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5 Ways Medicare Will Change Under the New Law

on August 18, 2022

Tens of millions of people will save money on prescription drugs as a result.

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5 Tax Credits in Biden’s New Law

on August 15, 2022

Homeowners, car owners and others stand to benefit at tax time — for many years to come.

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Will the IRS Audit You Soon? Dems Already Paved the Way

on August 11, 2022

There’s a lot Congress isn’t telling you about its new spending bill.

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How to Shop at Sam’s Club Without a Membership

on August 8, 2022

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

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3 Surprisingly Costly Mistakes We Make at Gas Stations

on July 28, 2022

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

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New Bill Could Lower Taxes for Retirees in 2023

on July 22, 2022

The upshot? The possibility of lower taxable income, a lower tax bill and even a lower tax rate.

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9 Houseplants That Remove Toxins From Your Indoor Air

on July 18, 2022

These plants may also do everything from reduce dust to boost productivity.

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3 Flu Shots Recommended for Seniors

on June 24, 2022

New federal guidance gives preference to these particular influenza vaccines for this age group.

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8 Tax Credits and Deductions for Parents

on June 24, 2022

Raising a child is expensive, to say the least. Uncle Sam recognizes that — to an extent — at tax time.

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7 Ways Costco Is Changing in 2022

and on June 3, 2022

The Costco shopping experience is ever-changing — especially as we emerge from the pandemic.

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Why You Should Sleep With the Door Closed Every Night

and on June 1, 2022

Closing the door before you go to sleep could save your life.

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9 Sites That Offer Free E-Books

on May 30, 2022

Don’t buy an e-book when you can find more than 1 million free titles on these websites.

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How to Clean a Dirty Microwave in 30 Seconds

on May 27, 2022

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

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