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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xxbunnytraxaaannnndddd I've hit rock bottom

A couple things you can learn from being broke:

1. Sometimes I waste our money on stupid crap
2. I need to save more
3. I know where and how I want all my future paychecks to be distributed
4. There are some actually fun things to do out there that don’t require money 17 months ago

xxbunnytraxBy comparison...

So my roommate, who is well into her 20s, still has an account with her parents (which isn’t necessarily a bad thing) but doesn’t have one for herself, has had only one job in her life when she was in high school and only for a few months, and gets mad when her parents take away her money for failing classes. Wow, so sad. NOT.

I know I shouldn’t compare myself to others, and probably not bash them on the internet, but after listening to her situation I felt much better about mine. I was feeling pretty sorry for myself for not being able to afford a place to live off campus or not having as much in my savings as some of my friends, but honestly, I think my situation is pretty good in relation to my roomie’s. 21 months ago

xxbunnytraxHolidays are over- time to save my money

Now that I don’t have to buy any more presents, it should be the perfect opportunity for me to really start saving. I have a job, so i need to come up with some sort of financial plan of how to split my earnings between checking and savings. Maybe every other check can go into savings. My savings account will be a place that I don’t ever take money from unless it’s some sort of emergency. I also can’t forget about my IRA. Maybe Christmas/birthday money can be put into there. As far as my debt card account goes, I plan to use it only for gas or a large purchase considering I mostly get paid in cash anyway. 1 year ago

petnessSo much to learn!

My reading continues in Suze Orman’s book. There are at least two things I want to do ASAP: 1) Start a trust; and 2) Review my mom’s financial arrangements and make sure she has her trust fund set up correctly. In addition to these two things, I have a mutual fund that needs to be moved so have to get that done before its “done for me” by the holder. This experience and research provides good basic information and understanding about money and how to gain power over it. Yay! 2 years ago

petnessGotta start somewhere!

So, I picked up a book by Suze Orman the other day, “9 Steps to Financial Freedom”. Its been enlightening on several levels. I didn’t realize one could have a fear of money. So, slowly I move forward gaining new understanding and confidence about my financial abilities. One of the next steps I have to work on is to determine where my money is going. She gives an exercise in her book and so tomorrow I will embark on a “jungle cruise” journey to learn where all my money is going! Of course I have a keen idea…Starbucks, hair dresser, mani/pedi, eating out, buying clothes without a clue as to what I need or could really use.

I mean, I know these things, but tend to look past them because they are my ‘comfort’. But, comfort for what? As I said, its a real eye-openner to determine why I do the things I do and hopefully learn from these past mistakes to have a brighter financial future.

Wish me luck! 2 years ago


im broke. the end. 2 years ago

petnessTime to TAKE CHARGE!

Thank you J.D. Roth!

There are so many things I need to do this year. Time to change my IRA allocations, refinance my mortgage, move my money market account….and that’s just for starters.

I am challenged when it comes to understanding the ins and outs of finances. As they say…one step at a time! 2 years ago

Donavon Robersoncreate a budget and stick to it

I have created a budget in the past but haven’t really done much to stick to it. This has created stress on the family…It is time to turn that around. 2 years ago

gigi815Get the Paper Right

work on getting it together! 2 years ago


 wish wish

2 years ago

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