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The Mason Jar Project
« on: February 06, 2018, 07:35:49 PM »
My fitness center (free to residents of my apartment complex) has started promoting this: https://masonjarproject.com/product/making-a-change/

As far as I can tell, you pay $25 and they send you a branded mason jar and a daily motivational email for 5 weeks. Oh, and you get access to their exclusive facebook group.

They started out on a mindfulness project and they're expanding to the linked budgeting project. The idea of paying money for either of those has already defeated the point in my mind. And I can't figure out if anyone would actually pay for something so easily implemented at home.

"Making A Change will help you learn how to budget, save, and invest your money so that you can spend less time worrying and more time thriving." THRIVING, guys.
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Re: The Mason Jar Project
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2018, 04:51:39 AM »
I saw an article about how people are handing the decisions about their finances to new apps and services, that's an (a lot more stupid) example.

There are millions of websites with "saving tips" for free, this is madness.

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Re: The Mason Jar Project
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2018, 06:47:54 AM »
Brilliant way to make money off of idiots. Mason jars cost about $0.50 each when you buy a flat of a dozen. I apparently have thousands of dollars sitting in my basement right now.

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Re: The Mason Jar Project
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2018, 07:26:07 AM »
relates directly to: https://moneyish.com/ish/the-dark-reason-so-many-millennials-are-miserable-and-broke/

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Millennials spend more time on social media than older generations: People ages 25-34 spend 141 minutes per day on it, versus 105 for the 35-44 set. And that could be hurting both their finances and mental health.

Indeed, data released this week from Allianz Life shows that more than half of millennials (57%, versus just 28% of Gen Xers and 7% of boomers) say they’ve spent money they hadn’t planned to because of something they saw on social media.
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Re: The Mason Jar Project
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2018, 08:52:19 AM »
Brilliant way to make money off of idiots. Mason jars cost about $0.50 each when you buy a flat of a dozen. I apparently have thousands of dollars sitting in my basement right now.

Not so fast, are they BRANDED mason jars? Evidently that makes a big difference.

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Re: The Mason Jar Project
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2018, 09:12:29 AM »
Quote from: Mason Jar Project
How it works:
Pay us $24.95

 
What You’ll Get:
A Mason Jar

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Re: The Mason Jar Project
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2018, 10:17:30 AM »
relates directly to: https://moneyish.com/ish/the-dark-reason-so-many-millennials-are-miserable-and-broke/

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Millennials spend more time on social media than older generations: People ages 25-34 spend 141 minutes per day on it, versus 105 for the 35-44 set. And that could be hurting both their finances and mental health.

Indeed, data released this week from Allianz Life shows that more than half of millennials (57%, versus just 28% of Gen Xers and 7% of boomers) say they’ve spent money they hadn’t planned to because of something they saw on social media.

I wonder if there's ever been a study of media exposure and household budgets? For instance if you voluntarily don't watch TV for a month or use an ad blocker if your spending drops?
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Re: The Mason Jar Project
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2018, 10:36:21 AM »
Could we call it advertising pressure? ;)

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Re: The Mason Jar Project
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2018, 03:31:29 PM »
You know, I disagree with pressuring or scamming poor people out of money... but if you can actually get some snobbish fool to pay $25 for a mason jar... one part of me says, why not?
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Re: The Mason Jar Project
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2018, 04:20:01 PM »
Well, and the website has a prominent link to a corporate deals page. If you can actually convince some manager to buy expensive branded mason jars for all their employees...

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Re: The Mason Jar Project
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2018, 07:58:03 AM »
As someone's employee, I'll take the $25 as cash thanks...

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Re: The Mason Jar Project
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2018, 08:23:12 AM »
If you're doing this project for the second time, the mason jar is optional. And you get a discount! So for $19.95, you can get no mason jar. Woweeee!!
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