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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Iceman is doing 22 things including…

get out of debt

16 cheers


Iceman has written 6 entries about this goal


Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself.
- Chinese proverb

Believe in your ability

By asking for the impossible, we obtain the best possible.
- Italian saying

I am not as broke as I used to be.

Whenever I think of the past, it brings back so many memories.
- Steven Wright

Tuition reimbursed!

So I got my tuition reimbursement (2,400) and decided to pay it to my 24% interest credit card. The balance on that card is down to 1,300 and I can now breathe again. Since I’m not taking classes for another 3-4 months, I can play games with them and pay them maybe in the fall. By then I could pay them cash or use a lower rate card.

One day I will be free from the grips of these Shylocks.

Credit Rating

In the middle of February my credit score was 667. I checked again yesterday and it’s 697. Somebody is taking note. With my credit rating getting better, I have to now resist the temptation of opening up an Apple account.
OK, the Apple account is definitely going to happen (that is good debt – since I’m going to be using it to make money). Hopefully, these students I’m working with don’t screw with me.

Looking good.

On my way

I payed off one credit card yesterday…feels good. I plan an moving balances into 0% interest shelters and then aggressively peying them off. This will be the year of where I see my money stay with me.

To you who are trying to do the same, find a way to avoid paying the interest, so all your payment go towards principal.

We shall overcome the evil credit card empire.

Iceman has gotten 16 cheers on this goal.


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