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 Big Retailers With Small Black Friday Discounts

on November 26, 2020

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

Senior woman paying Medicare bills
These Medicare Expenses Will Jump in January

on November 7, 2020

Some Medicare premiums and deductibles will take a bigger bite out of Social Security payments next year.

Serious senior woman looking out the window
5 Ways Social Security Will Change in 2021

on November 6, 2020

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

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Here’s Your New Income Tax Rate for 2021

on November 5, 2020

The income ranges used to determine your tax rate will increase slightly in 2021 due to inflation. So will standard deductions.

seniors reviewing Medicare Advantage plans
8 Extra Benefits in Most Medicare Advantage Plans for 2021

on November 3, 2020

Medicare Advantage health insurance plans for 2021 offer seniors more options than ever.

Man using a digital calendar on his computer
6 Financial Dates for Your November 2020 Calendar

on October 30, 2020

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

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This Overlooked Retirement Tax Credit Gets Better in 2021

on October 27, 2020

Income limits for this little-known tax break are set to rise for 2021.

Upset women with savings
Few Retirement Account Limits Will Rise Next Year

on October 27, 2020

The new year will bring mostly, but not entirely, bad news for savers.

Upset senior woman writing a check
How the 2021 Social Security Bump Will Cost Some Retirees

on October 20, 2020

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

Worried senior looking out a window
Small Social Security Bump Sure to Disappoint Retirees — Again

and on October 13, 2020

Recipients face a scanty cost-of-living increase for 2021.

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7 Fridge Organizing Tricks That Save Food and Money

on October 12, 2020

These tips will help your food last longer.

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6 Restaurants Offering Free or Cheap Tacos This Weekend

on October 2, 2020

Celebrate National Taco Day with freebies and deals from these chains.

Joe Biden
5 Ways Joe Biden Would Reshape Retirement

on October 1, 2020

Whether you are saving for retirement or already retired, these policies would affect you.

Man using a digital calendar on his computer
8 Financial Dates for Your October 2020 Calendar

on September 30, 2020

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

Joe Biden
7 Ways Your Taxes Could Change Under Biden

on September 28, 2020

Would you get a bigger tax refund under Biden than you have been getting under Trump?

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6 Chains Offering Free Coffee on Tuesday

on September 28, 2020

Here’s where you can celebrate National Coffee Day with a free cup of joe.

Joe Biden
5 Ways Joe Biden Wants Social Security to Change

on September 23, 2020

Here’s where Biden — as well as Trump — stands on the future of the Social Security retirement system.

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You Have 1 Week Left to Pocket Free Costco Gift Cards

on September 21, 2020

A Costco promotion this good doesn’t come around often — and it won’t last.

Woman eating a burger
7 Restaurants Offering Burger Deals on Friday

on September 17, 2020

Here’s where to find a free or cheap meal on National Cheeseburger Day.

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10 Things That Really Are Free on Amazon

on September 16, 2020

These freebies are available to anyone — no Prime membership necessary.

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