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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adriansmoothGreat feeling to be debt free.

Takes discipline and effort but eventually pays off. 1 month ago


neilajhi did it so long ago now but i haven't logged into the site!

Amazed, looking back, that it was ever on my mind! It’s interesting to see the stuff i thought about back then. 1 month ago


stroke_of_luckWhen it rains it pours.

Just found out that my dental work was not covered by insurance, it will have to be paid first… Then a portion of my pay check will be garnished by my work because of a mistake they made months ago… Oh well. I can only focus on the present. One day at a time. 1 month ago


swinglifeaway3166.4.14

Federal loans:

5 left

$13,028

Will be paying one off this month – $700 something left on that one.

Made a few double payments on my car…that interest is way lower than these loans so I should have just put those extra payments to these loans 1 month ago


stroke_of_luckcurrently making minimum payments, down to 6000

Making extra effort not to spend much on small stuff. Today we agreed not to go to the movies.I was bringing lunches to work for a few days, that should free up an extra 100. But credit card has to be paid off first… 700 to go. 1 month ago


need2bfitProgress Update

December2013
Loan 1: 12,611 @ 4%
Loan 2: 19,071 @ 2.69%

May 2014
Loan 1: $6,997 @ 4%
Loan 2: $18,753 @ 2.69 %

That is paying almost 6k in 5 months! My goal is to have loan 1 paid off this year and then I just have to focus on Loan 2, it will be such a relief to only have one… can’t wait. 2 months ago


Eliza MarieHaha!

Okay, interest is awful! It is not even whittled down at all! And that’s because I pay it every month (more than I am required)..

Anyway, any suggestions will be greatly appreciated!

AMOUNT LEFT TO PAY: $5,601.332 months ago


stroke_of_luckJust bought a condo!!!

Needless to say this was a huge set back in paying back the loan. However, getting back on track pronto! 2 months ago


Marina_de_5_a_7The first step is calculating how much.

I’ve graduated two years ago after earning a college degree. You would think that by now, I would have made some progress of paying off my loans. I don’t know how much money I owe in student loan debt.

I took out 2.5 years of U.S. Department of Education loans around $24,000. This is an estimate.

The first step is to tackle how much I owe. Have you paid off your student loan debt or working on it? How did you do it? Feel free to share below, this is going to be a bumpy road ahead. 3 months ago


gaaabriellethe grand total is in

i graduate in may and i’ve racked up a tab of $27,000
I start paying it back 6 months after graduation
.......... bring it on!!!!!!!! 3 months ago


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