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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comesailaway 5 months ago

lumpydumpling 2 years ago

Joyce1872 2 years ago

Elyse_Mtl 7 months ago

autumnrain6Found everything

I found everything I’m going to find. Now, I just gotta do them. 7 months ago

autumnrain6Finding the Stuff

The problem right now is finding everything I need!! As I go through my papers (another goal) I’ve been putting the tax stuff I come across into a folder. Once I have it all I can start actually doing the taxes. 7 months ago

reboot57005 7 months ago

Ru 8 years ago


I didn’t re-add this one to my list earlier because every time I thought about it I could feel my blood pressure creeping up; I didn’t need a big bold goal staring me in the face daily. I don’t know why I get such ridiculous knicker-knots about it, but I do. Every year.

As assumed, 2013 was more complicated. We bought a place halfway through the year, so we had all the usual paperwork plus first time buyers stuff, interest, rrsp cash-ins, self employment forms (with two different home offices at different times), kids fitness credits, careful calculations as to what can and can’t be claimed and for what time period, plus someone was trying to help declutter and tossed out some important receipts (thankfully I managed to access them all online), etc.

We were going to get someone to do them for us this year, but I wanted to give it a shot, and it turned out to be surprisingly easier than I thought, so I just went ahead and did them myself, pulling everything together bit by bit with just standard online software. I didn’t even need the extra leeway given due to the Heartbleed buggery (which shut down the CRA site for a bit).

Due to some changes, filing online was even easier this year than in previous years. Everything has now been filed, and now the jubilation and exhaling can commence. 7 months ago


never mailed my T4. But today I made the steps to inform them, and it should be on it’s way. 8 months ago

andromeda1234 8 months ago

JackEveryman 10 months ago

JackEverymanTaxes Done

Navigated the SEP-IRA rules and finished taxes. Yay! 8 months ago

bizigirl 10 months ago

thegrayarea 10 months ago


1 hour & $55 later, I am done. I got a $15 discount through my credit union & another $5 off when I put $100 of my federal return on an amazon gift card. If I wasn’t quite so lazy, I probably could have saved more $ or not even had to spend anything. So it goes. 8 months ago

sweetyblue 10 months ago

sweetybluemade appt

going to do them tomorrow. woo hoo 10 months ago

besidequietwaters 10 months ago

JustDoIt_Now 11 months ago

JackEverymanDo the business Schedule C First

Been having a hard time starting this. I believe that taking this step will break the dam. 10 months ago

kerfuffledIRS refund scheduled to be sent 2-20-13

I got an email from H&R Block that the IRS accepted my return on the 1st of Feb and checking the IRS website, I found out my refund was approved and will be sent out on the 20th.

As soon as I get the refund I can close out this goal. 10 months ago

JackEverymanHalfway through the prep.

Have forms, categorized expenses. Buying the Turbotax software today. 10 months ago

WhoisRipley 11 months ago

kerfuffledFree E-file with H&R Block

This miserable year I only collected unemployment from NY, so my low income qualified me for free filing of my federal and state (NY) returns through H&R Block online. I didn’t have to file a NJ return because my income (not including unemployment, which NJ doesn’t tax) was below 10k.

It took less than an hour as tax returns become quite simple when you have no income. I’ll check this goal off when the return is accepted and my refund is received in my bank account. the IRS isn’t going to start processing until the 31st and NY state will begin on the 30th. Last year I remember it took only a few days from when I e-filed to when the refund was deposited into my bank account. I hope it’ll be that fast this year. 11 months ago

kerfuffled 11 months ago

Cephlapod 5 years ago

Robin 4 years ago


is ready. I finished things up today and plan to bring them to the post office tomorrow. 13 months ago


the tax accountant returned the papers. That was the quickest ever. Nice.

I’ll finish them on the weekend and then send them off. 13 months ago

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