Could Facebook Make You Miserable?


A couple of years ago, I wrote a promotional blurb for the back of a guy’s travel book.

He was an ordinary Canadian with a wife and small child. But at least twice a year, he took his family on an extraordinary trip.

One thing fascinated me. He was a regular Facebook user. But he decided never to post his trips on Facebook.

As a deep thinking sort, he explained that the drawbacks of posting his trips on Facebook outweighed the benefits.

Does he have a point?

Inspired by this question, I did a bit of research and published this today.

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Andrew Hallam

I’m a financial columnist for Canada’s national paper, The Globe and Mail, as well as for AssetBuilder, a financial service firm based in Texas. I’m also the author of Millionaire Teacher: The Nine Rules of Wealth You Should Have Learned in School (2nd Ed. Wiley 2017) and The Global Expatriate’s Guide To Investing: From Millionaire Teacher to Millionaire Expat (Wiley 2015). My mission is to educate, motivate and inspire people on basic retirement planning and best practices for investing, using evidence-based strategies. I'm happy to comment on your questions. However, please read the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and the Comments Policy.

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