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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mrfrooSo close...

So, I am down to just the student loans. Some of my debts just fell out of collection. My credit score actually went up, and I am taking on a new debt – a credit card! Still keeping my eye on the prize and I will be diligent with my credit card to avoid more debt! Though it is from my credit union, so the terms are great, and it’s right there in my banking profile, so a little easier to manage. 5 months ago

holocene 5 months ago

Calliope8 6 months ago

vikuskask 7 years ago

LadyBflyAdded debts

Well I guess I’m moving in the wrong direction with this one! Ugh! 8 months ago

mrfrooSlowly creeping down there...

My non-student loan debts are slowly creeping down. My student loans are currently over-paid – I set my payments at 150% of the original amount. 9 months ago

Anick-Marie 10 months ago


Well, close enough. Mortgage is a whole other beast. :-) 10 months ago

conejita_diabla 8 years ago

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Triniprincess 2 years ago


With the first pay check from my promotion I completed this goal but I forgot to make an entry here. It was also because I may incur more debts because of school. But the reason I created this goal was for all the other debts and I’m done with those. I feel free!

Even though I may have to do this again, I am perfectly comfortable where I am now. School is a must so I’ll incur debt for that. Now, I am more knowledgeable and will definitely pay it off in no time.

So goal… ✔ …. completed! 15 months ago

ickyfromeDid it, but

now have new debts. Just school left over. 16 months ago

ickyfrome 9 years ago

annjaayExamples, Choices

Today I watched a documentary on PBS titled Two Families. It followed 2 families for 20 years beginning with the loss of their well paying jobs. It really made me think about my choices, my mistakes and how I am going to move forward. 17 months ago

Birdontheway 17 months ago

mrfrooWorking on it...

I am having a hard time connecting with the three debts I owe – hospital collections! Once I can clear those debts, I simply have my student loan to worry about, but I worked incredibly hard to keep it below 10K. 19 months ago


TFABSH 7 years ago

JW 10963 months to go!

I have slacked a little but I’m here with renewed focus. I just paid off a balance of one credit card, and next months pay will see another one completely cleared, my ipad payments cleared completely, and a chunk paid off the final credit card so that I can balance transfer it to a new 0% on balance transfers for 20 months deal. However, I’m going to try and pay it all off in two months, leaving me 3 months to go till my debt free date!

Once that’s happened, I’m going to start saving with earnest so I can buy a home, hopefully next summer! 20 months ago

clairelou86 21 months ago

BabblingPebble 21 months ago

munchieroxx 8 years ago

Stephanie Young 23 months ago


2 more payments before car gets paid off… 23 months ago

gr8roof4u 23 months ago

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