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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pay off credit cards (read all 2 entries…)
Debt management

So my husband and I have both signed up for debt management programs. It’s better than completely defaulting on out loans I suppose. We want to be honest and pay our debts, even if it does take a while. I signed up first, like in August. It will take about 5 years for me to pay off my debts at this rate. Imagine if I hadn’t signed up!! I think I have learned my lesson, though. While I’m on the program I don’t think I am allowed to take on any more debt, which is a great thing. And add to that my spending habits are definitely changed. I’ve been forced to change them. I talk myself and others out of buying things that aren’t really necessary. I have a feeling this may backfire on my a bit, because when we do finally get ourselves together financially, I may end up leaning towards being a penny pincher.



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