Dear 43 Things Users,

10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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get out of debt (read all 10 entries…)
Now the tough stuff...

Paid off one more debt today; there are only 4 left, but they are all pretty big. It’s probably going to take until January to get this next one paid off. Keep plugging away!

Another nice thing I’ve noticed while paying these off. Over the last 3 months, my monthly finance charges have reduced by over $100. It’s nice to know that $100 more dollars is going towards principle instead of interest each month!


Hey - it's progress!

Thanks for posting – it’s very motivating to see people actually succeeding at this “get out of debt” mess. I’ve got ~7 months ‘til my next debt is paid off, maybe 1.5 years ‘til it’s all gone – but it’s all about discipline. Keep on going!

Thanks for the encouragement!

Glad my comments are helpful to someone. It seems like this would be much easier if there were someone to talk to now and then.

My current plan will have the current card paid off by January 2006 and the rest of it by February 2007. Now if tax returns are as good as last year, that might be much earlier!

Michael Pierce has gotten 4 cheers on this entry.


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