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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be financially independent (read all 9 entries…)
So what does this one mean?

At least I have no debt. That’s already something.
But I have only a couple of months of savings.
The problem is right now I earn too little money. I’ve been more a “mom” than anything else in these last three years, but I want to make more money now. Money enough to be able to support me and my son, if need be. That’s what independence means for me. And money enough to save something, too.


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to not have debt...

Oh, how wonderful that would be to me!

Well it is true that most of that is “secured” debt (ie, tied to property on which I live) – holy-moly, it’s a lot and stressfull…

I applaud you! Oh, and cheer!


thanks! I still feel so behind if compared to other people my age… I must be the “least successful”, materially speaking, if compared to my high school friends. But no debt means already something. I still want to make sure I could support my child completely on my own. I read your #2 goal, and what you did about your will (be proud of that!!), so you, better than many people, know how things can change.
I want to write a will soon, too.

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It seems your daughter is old enough or at least mature enough to understand. Good for you! I hope you’ll find a way of getting back to working at home, or at least to cut back to just one of the jobs… I’ll be cheering.

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Gwendydd has gotten 5 cheers on this entry.


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