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.

Export My Content

Todd Schoonover will miss all his 43T friends

complete my 2006 taxes (read all 4 entries…)
Getting Closer

Well, since I avoided it completely yesterday I got back to work on them today. I decided to check out TurboTax online since they keep advertising it on tv. They let you use them for free up until the time you have to fill out the return, and they actually clued me in on a few things I hadn’t caught on my own including an overpayment that I can get credit for (and will need to check to see if I took advantage of last year). Just doing this online version has saved me 25% of what I had calculated I was going to owe. I’ve got a bit more fine tuning to do though. I haven’t decided if I’m going to pay for TurboTax to produce the forms or if I’m going to write them by hand, but I’m glad I checked them out.

I plan to finish the forms tomorrow and mail them on Tuesday along with my check.


If you want to file for free...

electronically, use

I used them this year and I got my refund in about a week.

Just make sure you answer no to the upgrade to premium or whatever it is questions and you won’t have to pay for the service.

Todd Schoonover will miss all his 43T friends

I'll Check Them Out

Since I’m going to have to pay, I’m pretty sure I’ll be filing by paper form. No sense giving the government my money ahead of time.

Mary Hawkins is ignoring cheers on this site for now. I still like you!

I use TurboTax...

every year. It works pretty well, even with the absurd paperwork I have to do as a freelancer…

Todd Schoonover has gotten 15 cheers on this entry.


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