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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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Froggilee is doing 29 things including…

Save every $5 dollar bill I receive

8 cheers


Froggilee has written 8 entries about this goal

Slacking in 2012

Hoping to start this up again in 2013 starting in January. The bills really add up.

Froggy Bank

This is the froggy bank I’m keeping the 5’s in.

Supposedly it won’t break if dropped, so it’s Kitten/Lucy proof. Thankfully there is a stopper at the bottom to get the $ out eventually.

August 1st, 2012 - Day One

2 Fives going into the bank this morning!

Next Month Maybe ?

I’ve been slacking and have fully raided long ago the $5 bills collected.

I have plans to start anew next month when finances look a little brighter.

April - Successful - May - Not Successful - June - Hoping

April I saved almost $200 in $5 bills. May, I failed at this goal and didn’t bother saving the $5 bills after the first week. Not sure why, just didn’t.

June, I feel good about. I’m going to start saving again and will try not to count the amount until a few months of savings have passed.

Stash of $5 Bills

My purse has lots of $5 bills waiting for my Happy Face piggy bank, just now I need to actually put them in there and not spend them :) I’m hoping to save the money for either help with a trip to FL to see family & friends or to assist a friend with upcoming moving expenses. I’m trying my best to not keep track of how much I’m putting in there so I’ll be surprised.

Last time I tried this goal, I kept taking the money out to take care of expenses when I needed cash and was too lazy to visit an ATM. This time, more discipline, less sticky fingers in $5 jar :)

Starting Fresh for April

I haven’t been on task for this one, but have been saving my $5 this month.

Save every $5

Each time I get a $5 bill in change, I’m going to keep it in a piggy bank (in my case, the piggy bank is a happy face man from the 70s) and not count it until either my birthday, in March, or later. I heard about this idea from a money online magazine/blog and it sounds worth trying.

Froggilee has gotten 8 cheers on this goal.


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