Meet the Author: Jeff D. Opdyke

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Jeff D. Opdyke has written about personal finance, family finance, and the investment markets for Tgiehe Wall Street Journal since 1993. He lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with his wife, Amy, and their two children.

Books by Jeff D. Opdyke

Protecting Your Parents’ Money

The Essential Guide to Helping Mom and Dad Navigate the Finances of Retirement

Book cover image: Protecting Your Parents’ Money: The Essential Guide to Helping Mom and Dad Navigate the Finances of Retirement

Wall Street Journal “Love and Money” columnist Jeff D. Opdyke offers a compassionate and highly effective handbook designed to help elderly parents manage their money. Protecting Your Parents’ Money is the essential guide to helping Mom and Dad navigate the finances of retirement, covering such topics as understanding Medicare, preventing elder fraud, and the hunt for a quality, affordable retirement home. Protecting Your…  More »

Piggybanking

Preparing Your Financial Life for Kids and Your Kids for a Financial Life

Book cover image: Piggybanking: Preparing Your Financial Life for Kids and Your Kids for a Financial Life

Piggybanking is a must-have financial guide that shows couples how to afford kids and how to teach them about money. A longtime personal finance writer for the Wall Street Journal, author Jeff D. Opdyke offers invaluable advice for young families no matter what the financial climate—recession or boom—in a one-of-a-kind handbook for “Preparing Your Financial Life for Kids and Your Kids for a Financial Life.”   More »

Financially Ever After

The Couples’ Guide to Managing Money

Book cover image: Financially Ever After: The Couples’ Guide to Managing Money

Your Guide to Managing the Real Dollars—and the Real Emotions—of Your RelationshipToo often with money, couples face two choices: fight and risk making the situation worse, or keep quiet and risk making the situation worse. Financially Ever After offers a third option: family financial fluency—the insight, knowledge, and vocabulary every couple needs to communicate effectively about money.Jeff D. Opdyke, previously The Wall Street…  More »