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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Rules for investing

1. DO NOT GET GREEDY!!! You’re going to miss the “big one” every day. Stick with the plan!
2. Don’t Panic. When a trade doesn’t go your way, that’s NORMAL. If the fundamentals are in place, it will return. JUST WAIT!
3. Be smart. Set a limit on how much you’re willing to lose on a trade. When the price hits that limit, get out, even if we’re “sure” it will bounce back. We can’t control what a stock does (and more often than not, it doesn’t “bounce back”), but we can control the wise decisions we make ahead of time and our subsequent actions.
4. Never chase a trade. There are super profitable trades that happen every day and you will only find out about them the moment most of the profit has already been taken.
5. You don’t HAVE to invest TODAY! Opportunities exist every day. The best buys are the ones that you don’t have to rationalize or sell to yourself.
6. Do your homework, daily. Never stop learning about your chosen stocks, it’s patterns, etc. Find new ways to look at your data. Approach it with a fresh set of eyes.
7. Never think about the money you “could have made if only you had… (fill in the blank).” This leads only to bad decisions, uniformed regret, and a perpetuation of the same situation.
8. Metrics drive behavior. Create metrics that allow you to become a better investor. Time based metrics rarely add value and often undermine the very goal they try to measure. Be patient.
9. Wait until a stock is ripe – Down trended AND bottomed out.
10. Never forget the basics – Before every trade, know your 3E’s: Entry, Exit & Escape.
11. Never buy in extended hour trading sessions!
12. More to come…



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