Frankly? Because it works way better.
We’ve tried other online forums and noticed that people didn’t continue engaging with them. (Other online community leaders have noticed the same thing.) Facebook simply works better for keeping people engaged.
Many of you are already on Facebook, so it’s incredibly easy for you to interact with your new community. And in our first two years, we had some people join Facebook just for the Art of Money — and use it easily and successfully.
Our Facebook group is not just private, it’s secret. That means: nobody can see that you’re in this group unless they’re in it, too. (We do set the group to private, instead of secret, for the first two weeks of the program, so we can add you to the group. Once everybody is in, we change it to secret.)
Nobody can see what you post or what other people post there unless they’re also in the group. And, of course, it’s 100% up to you what you share there and what you choose to keep private. We have found that people get amazing support through the Facebook group, and we do encourage that you show up here with questions, quandaries, and insights — just because we want you to get the very most out of your Art of Money experience.