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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I finally paid off all my credit cards so now I can really save! I’ve just found out that I’m having my work contract extended in january for 3mths, then I start a new 2yr project!! This was the main reason that I decided to finacially ‘buck up my ideas’, being in debt with no emergency fund left me feeling very overwhelmed and stressed (lack of sleep and bad skin type of stressed!).

Now a huge weight has been lifted between no debt (except a small student loan, considered ‘good debt’ by these financial gurus) and now, more work. I have £1000 in saving, I want to get to £5000 by this time next year which will be my emergency fund should I be outta work between projects in the future. After that I wanna save for a house deposit and general rainy day! Lets start with the short term goal…. :o)


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It’s not a nice feeling I know, I don’t wish it on anyone. I read a book by Alvin Hall called ‘your money or your life’ and I can say it was an eye-opener (I also purchased this book second-hand with cash, another of my ‘stay outta debt’ strategies if I must buy books instead of going to the library). That feeling of stress is what I remember everytime I think of buying something I want, don’t really need and will probably only get a coupla uses out of. So, if its possible, there is a positive side of these stressed feelings if used wisely :o) (ever the optimist!).

good luck!

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