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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7 Money Dates and Deadlines in November 2021

on November 1, 2021

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

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Why Are Dying Seniors Changing Their Medicare Coverage?

on October 27, 2021

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

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5 Ways the Social Security System Will Change in 2022

on October 19, 2021

These adjustments will affect both workers and retirees in the new year.

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Why the Social Security Bump Will Cost Some Retirees in 2022

on October 18, 2021

Will the latest annual Social Security increase hurt your fixed retirement income?

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7 Scenic Road Trips for Enjoying Fall Foliage

on October 14, 2021

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

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Social Security Bump for 2022 Is the Largest in Decades

and on October 13, 2021

This inflation adjustment may not stretch as far as you think, however.

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6 Financial Dates and Deadlines in October 2021

on September 30, 2021

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

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Here’s How Much Seniors Actually Spend on Health Care

on September 28, 2021

How do your medical expenses compare?

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Here’s How Much Retiree Households Spend in a Year

on September 27, 2021

The amount isn’t too far removed from the spending of the average U.S. household.

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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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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.

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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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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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