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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mechamanjari in Toronto is doing 18 things including…

get out of debt


mechamanjari has written 1 entry about this goal

Progress is so encouraging!

After far too many years of avoidant behaviour with regard to my credit card debts, I finally applied for a Line of Credit last May. Best thing I ever did!! Well, financially, at any rate. I consolidated my ~$25,000 of credit card debts, started paying a much lower interest rate, and I’m finally seeing my monthly payments making a difference!

This is the first time in probably close to 10 years that I owe less than $15K, and it feels marvellous! I put myself on an aggressive payment plan as soon as I got the credit line, started really watching my spending, and it’s been such a relief to watch my debt actually shrink. Barring any catastrophic emergencies, I could actually be debt-free by next year.

Then it’s time for a mortgage, haha!


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