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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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davidd in Waialua is doing 32 things including…

pay off my mortgage

5 cheers


davidd has written 3 entries about this goal

28 April 2012

Refinance complete.
This is insane: $483,500.

Okay, then; here we go!

One year later

Okay, it’s been ten months, not a full year, since I commented on this goal. Still making house payments, putting a little bit extra toward the principal, but not enough to notice any significant progress.

If interest rates drop to 3.5% we’ll probably try for another re-finance.

Newly Refinanced

Selecting a title for a new goal is always a bit of a challenge. I did a search for “mortgage” and this wording has the greatest number of participants. Good enough, then.

I’ve newly refinanced my mortgage. Due to poor financial management, after eight years I owe considerably more on the house than I originally paid for it.

Some might say that’s not such a bad thing, as it means the house is worth considerably more than I paid for it. True, it’s worth more, but since I have no plans to sell or move in the near future, the higher value simply means higher taxes.

Anyway, with all my other debts rolled into a home mortgage, finances should be easier to manage. Now I just need to figure out how to pay this thing off.

davidd has gotten 5 cheers on this goal.


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