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
Save money (read all 6 entries…)

I haven’t put savings away (yet) this month despite being paid…which goes against my ‘pay yourself first rule of saving’, but there’s a valid reason. I decided to switch current accounts two months ago and it’s taken the buggers this long to switch all direct debits/credits!!! After phoning them last week to ask whats going on, within 24hrs the direct debits switched to the new account, but the credits (salary) went into old account on pay day!! Urgh! Then, rather frustratingly, my old account wouldn’t let me make a transfer of funds so I had to actually go to the bank, take out an obscene amount of cash (thankfully all in same building, cos, scary!!) and deposit into new account so I wouldn’t go beyond the already agreed overdraft!!!! Bastards. My boss wasn’t impressed I had to sort it out in work time cos banks never stay open that late.

Anyways, I know there is £200 that I can potentially deposit into savings account already, but am going to be disciplined and leave it til end of month JUST IN CASE the banks feck up again or something!! Just means I won’t get interest on that money :o(

I have a new goal(s): one, to reach my emergency buffer of £4500 by next christmas; and two, to reach £10000 in 2 years after that (separate from buffer). There’s something comforting in the emergency fund idea that makes me think everytime I pick something up in the shops that I don’t REALLY need….then I put it down. It’s not like I deny myself stuff, but I’m losing the ‘must have it now’ reaction!




that's what's great about savings

makes you think twice about those “wants”!

littlesteps has gotten 1 cheer on this entry.

  • A82 cheered this 7 years ago


I want to:
43 Things Login