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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harryflies things are just getting better and better every day.

get out of debt (read all 40 entries…)
Close, but No Cigar

It’s been a long time since my last entry, but I have still been focused on this goal. I had a short holiday in Japan about a month ago that delayed clearing my debt, but it was a conscious decision to take advantage of the opportunity to travel.

So, as things stand, my debt has actually increased, but my net deficit is reduced. Simply put, I got a car loan.

So the situation is now;
Credit card debt $3000
Car loan (estimate) $12500

Total $15500

The financial crisis has had an impact on my income this year, with my hours at work being reduced by about 20-30%. That makes a big difference, as those extra hours provided the surplus income to smash my debt.

I think that the entire title of this goal is wrong, as the focus is on debt instead of financial independence. I may change this goal shortly.



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