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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.

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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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One month left

So, I have one month left in Argentina—I have $975 in the account and about $35 US in cash. I’ve been really good about recording all of my expenses, but not good about “budgeting”. I think that my start up costs when I head back to college in the fall are going to be about $200, and perhaps I’ll spend $100 when I’m home over the short summer break. I’d like to save $300 for Ireland, and still pay the credit card bill for July and August. Work starts August 20, then I’ll have a paycheck and can learn how to save money while being a student. I’m optimistic that since I’m an RA and have a meal plan I can stop ordering out, which will help with the lose weight goal, too, if I stay away from the dangerous areas in the dining hall.

So… all that figured out, I can definitely spend $200 US, or about $600 pesos, during my last month. This is a lot less than what I have been spending, so I’m going to have to sit down and plan. It’s possible I’m going to need closer to $300 realistically, which is okay—it just means I have to plan well in the fall to make Ireland a reality in the spring.

Hmm… I’m ready for the real world. College + study abroad = difficult money management.


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