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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Daniel Spils in Seattle is doing 17 things including…

make a plan for financial independence

15 cheers


Daniel Spils has written 1 entry about this goal

I think about this, but I'm not sure I know what it means

I feel fortunate at this juncture in my life. I’ve had financial pitfalls in the past but right now I’m doing well: manageable expenses which have decreased a bit over the past 2 years and a solid income. Not owning a car has been a nice way to free up cash for savings and monthly spending cash.

When I think of “financial independence” I tend to think:
  • own a house (no mortgage)
  • 12 months expenses in the bank
  • cashflow from conservative investments
  • healthcare, taxes and recurring expenses planned for

Which means what? That I need $50,000/year post-taxes to live the good life? Or would I be happy with $2,000/mo in cashflow in addition to regular working income (as I never imagine myself not earning other income)?

Daniel Spils has gotten 15 cheers on this goal.


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