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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Buy a House (read all 2 entries…)

Just got off the phone with the Loan officer – our loan was approved!

get out of debt (read all 8 entries…)
Painful last couple of days.

*Car is paid off.
*I just put $730 on my husbands Bank of America Visa, which puts it under $200.
*I am about to pay off my Bank of America Visa, My Orchard Bank MC and my husbands Orchard Bank MC.

This leaves us with $1600 left over from our income tax return. We’re going to put $1,000 in savings, putting our savings at just over $2100, the most we’ve had in savings since we’ve been together.

With these cards taken care of this leaves us with:
Target Visa – $4900
Bank Of America Visa – $200
Mike Chase MC – $648
Ashlie Chase MC – $472
Mike Capital One Visa – $911
Ashlie Capital One Visa – $480
Mike SST Visa – $880
Mike Citi Bank Visa – $925
Ashlie Tribute MC – $689
Mike Household Bank – 436

Which by my count is still just over $10,000 in debt. EEEEK! We’re hoping to have roughly $1,000 each month that we can put towards credit card debt, so with any luck we’ll be out of debt by 2009.

Kind of hoping this refund thing Bush is talking about goes through. Based off of the numbers I saw in the paper, that be about $2400 for my family, which we would turn and put right into debt.

get out of debt (read all 8 entries…)

$581.36 later – my car is paid off!

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