Opdyke leaves WSJ — but returns to writing its "Love & Money" column
Jeff Opdyke, the Wall Street Journal reporter who wrote the paper’s “Love & Money” column for more than six years, writes in the Sunday edition of the Journal about resigning from the paper after 17 years — but coming back to writing the column after a two-year absence, this time as a freelancer.
Opdyke writes, “I knew generally what I wanted, I put out a ton of feelers, and I found one great opportunity. (I’ll cover that search in the next column.)
“I now write about overseas investing for a financial newsletter, allowing me to satisfy two of my greatest passions: writing about finance and traveling. And for the first time in my career, I have the possibility of making more money because of a potentially lucrative bonus structure. I also have more freedom to pursue books and other freelance writing, which increases my earnings potential immensely.
“Best of all, I get to maintain my work-from-home lifestyle that benefits my family.
“Leaving The Wall Street Journal wasn’t easy, causing much doubt and angst. But in the debate between security and opportunity, the choice in the end seemed clear: I had to chase opportunity in order to find a better life for my family.”
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