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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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Kir_Royale in Vancouver is doing 33 things including…

Save up six months worth of living expenses

9 cheers


Kir_Royale has written 3 entries about this goal

How to calculate

six months’ worth of living expenses?

Too many variables in that equation for any stated amount to be truly accurate I fear.

Perhaps it will be easier to frame by saying “six months’ worth of wages”.

Six months = 26 weeks.
I have got 5 weeks’ wages saved.

Therefore, I am at 19.23% of my goal.

A small amount of progress to report:

Real work on this goal had been delayed due to some indebtedness. I am at a stage now where most of that has been cleared up and over the past month I have been able to put aside a few hundred squid.

There is still however a small amount of indebtedness though as I mentioned, so I might later have to draw upon what I have saved in order to put all to rights.

However, if that should be so, I do have some money due to me that I would replenish the 6 months fund with. In that case, it would really be more like giving myself a short-term loan. :)

So far

I’m struggling somewhat with this goal.

I am saving money, but it is earmarked for Specific Things. The “Six Months” goal is to save six months’ worth of money in General Revenue. And I’m struggling with achieving it because I am still paying off some debts.

Perhaps I will start making some headway when I get the results of my income tax. Let’s hope.

Kir_Royale has gotten 9 cheers on this goal.


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