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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Madeline Koller

I'm doing 24 things

How I did it
How to stick to a budget
It took me
11 weeks
It made me
In the Black!

How to have a fling
It took me
5 weeks
It made me

How to get rid of unnecessary possessions
It took me
30 days
It made me
FREE! (Obviously)

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I was doing fine for a while there...

So I got my college refund check back in January. Immediately I plugged in the numbers, setting aside specific amounts of money for specific things. And through all of January, I did great! I never went over budget, and even created a $500 rainy day fund.

Then February happened, and I decided I wanted stuff. Now my account is near zero, so I’m going to take $160 out of my rainy day fund to compensate. Meaning that through the end of this month, and into March, I need to be better about what I spend my money on.

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