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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Euphemia is doing 42 things including…

pay off my mortgage

17 cheers


Euphemia has written 8 entries about this goal

The day of reckoning has arrived...

...I will do my expenses today. My company owes me thousands!! Must keep on top of my expenses. How am I ever going to pay off my mortgage if I keep bankrolling my company? Getting organised is as important as working hard and earning lots when it comes to this goal…

Is it really worth it?

On Saturday night I sat in transit at an airport and then tried to sleep on a plane. This is the life I lead in order to pay off my mortgage. I had tears in my eyes as I thought about not seeing my husband for another 10 days and the two weeks it had been since I had found time to call my parents, who are having a hard time. What a crap,terrible daughter. Also have 3 sisters who I would love to spend time with once in a while, not to mention all the other family and friends.
Is it really worth it? I sure hope so…

This goal is actually going quite well.

Been managing to fire some money away and on track to do well in the coming year.

Where does the money go?

For the last 18 months I have been earning REALLY well (lucky me in such hard times) and so this goal ought to take care of itself, but somehow we are not saving as much as we ought to be. It does not help of course that we got married last year, which cost a lot, and my step-daughter got married last week which cost me some as well. Time to BUDGET. I know that it is not the be-all and end-all, but if I focus we could be completely debt free within the next 3 or 4 years.

Inspiring link

I just found this very inspiring link on paying off mortgage early:

The couple concerned paid off their mortgage in 18 months!!

This would be the most life-changing thing

One should be happy with their lot, and not complain or wish that things were different. But my mortgage on the other hand, is the thing that enslaves me to work that completely takes over my life. To feel free to be me, and not to be a robot carrying responsibility and to do lists around, that is the ultimate dream

Money is coming in... I have a well-paid job, so why am I making even less progress in paying off my mortgage early than I was when I was not working?!

Money is coming in... I have a well-paid job, so why am I making even less progress in paying off my mortgage early than I was when I was not working?!

Euphemia has gotten 17 cheers on this goal.


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