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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FAQ

Joe Goldberg Working hard

Track my finances for a year
Mint

I used mint.com, both the website and the mobile app (for cash expenses). Once a week I went to the website and categorized all my expenses. Most of them were auto-categorized, I just had to clean up the errors. It learns from your choices too, so as the weeks went on, it got quicker.

I use the debit/credit cards for almost everything, but for the rare cash expense, I input it using mint’s mobile app. Sort of a pain, but I only had to do that once every couple weeks



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Was it worth it?

Joe Goldberg Working hard

Yes

Yes, it was worth it at the end of the year to be able to see how much we spent in each category. It also helps with budgeting: you can decide which categories to cut back in and which to spend more in.


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