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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Jaroba 6 years ago

teachersears 8 years ago

Anoschen 2 years ago

MoonlightMerlot 3 years ago

ocean1960 17 months ago

maudjgI have a plan

and it works most of the time. My goal is that my debts will be payed in three years :) 19 months ago

jchitamba 23 months ago

MissElizabethMoulton 23 months ago

AnoschenOne credit card down,

one more to go!

And then I owe my father a bit still from when I moved out of my ex’s, but he’s patient. :) 2 years ago

photorocker 2 years ago

Grizel Knight 4 years ago

Grizel KnightAll gone!!

Yay, the debts are all paid off. Our last payment on our last loan came off at the end of June so we’re clear. The only debt I have now is my student loan, but I’m not counting that as it may yet end up getting written off. I’m paying it back at £60 per month. 2 years ago

lbailey860 2 years ago

Grizel KnightAll credit cards paid off

At last, all our credit cards are paid off. Zero balance :) Now I just need to close them down and keep only one for booking flights or similar (for security but to pay off immediately upon use in the future!).

So now the only debt is our loan that is due to be finally paid off by end July 2012. :) 2 years ago

Danya Mole 2 years ago

Grizel KnightJan 2012 update

Well, the good news is that, even after Christmas we only have 150 UK Pounds left to pay off on our final credit card. This means that all our credit cards will be at zero come the end of February 2012 at the latest. :) Great!

The final payment towards the car loan was made in November so we now have an extra 250 UK pounds free per month. The only problem is trying to stop my husband wanting to buy a new car (&hence require another car loan) anytime soon. The car has done 85,000 miles so we will have to replace it at some point. It would be good if we could get another year out of it though.

This just leaves our other loan, which will be paid off (250 per month) by July 2012. At that point, we will be debt free (not including my student loan). 2 years ago

devinshire 8 years ago


nutchester 3 years ago

bluegreenheart 3 years ago

Grizel KnightGetting there!

The credit cards are pretty much all paid off. They would have been entirely paid off already if we hadn’t put some more on them as a result of taking a summer holiday! But that break was very essential after all the overtime my husband had been working. The good thing is that the credit cards should be paid off by the end of 2011, so long as we are careful with Xmas.

One final payment on the car loan to go (Nov 2011) then that will free up £250 per month to save!

Our other loan will be paid off by July 2012, freeing up another £250 PCM from that point.

I’m not including my student loans here as I don’t even earn enough to pay them off yet! 3 years ago

AmieSugat 3 years ago

DawnA big weight off my shoulders

I pretty much just have my mortgage and that’s it. So I’m going to call this one done! 3 years ago

Dawn 8 years ago


Now busy paying the debs off of my study. Next: the debts I have from my parents. 3 years ago

JazzyHepburn 3 years ago

maddykirby 3 years ago


Me and my social worker finally put some things in a clear excell sheet. I feel much better doing something about this. It has been on the shelf for a long time! 3 years ago

mondoexotica 3 years ago

Virginia Lore 3 years ago

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