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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Flutterbyflyby3 in Mankato is doing 24 things including…

be financially independent

22 cheers


Flutterbyflyby3 has written 2 entries about this goal

Budget Revamping

It is time to redo my budget. The take home has changed, so have the amounts of some of the bills. I also have picked up a new payment – my surgery, from May, since last revamping the budget.

Today I started with some initial recording and then based on it, started making phone calls. I have opted to put the electric bill on a budget plan. The Summer air conditioning bills really zapped my budget this year. It was so muggy that the a/c was constantly on for months. I was rather surprised at how low the electric bill will be on budget. a very pleasant surprise!

I am also starting to look at house repairs. My roof is in desperate need of replacing. I have a bid for less then what I have set aside. I am now in the process of checking out the contractor. If things look good – I may have a new roof still this year!

I do not like debt. I tend to try & save before I purchase, be it home repairs or a stick of gum. If I go ahead with the roof, then I really need to start saving more…I am pretty sure the new roof will make the siding and windows look worse. I have a lot of repairs and remodeling contemplated. I am going to need a really big change jar. ;)

Always Extra

I have always been the “extra income.” There have been times that the “extra,” meant we got to eat, but it was still not the BULK of the income. Never enough to say I pay my own way.

I want to be financially independent. I am just beginning to sort out what this exactly means, but I gotta start somewhere. The desire is where I am. I am messing with the budget, too.

Flutterbyflyby3 has gotten 22 cheers on this goal.


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