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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HDadventure 2 months ago


I completed this goal a long while back and i have got my finances on track.My next goal is to start accumulating and learning how to make my money work a lot harder than it’s doing at the moment.This is what i’m in the process of doing at the present. 4 months ago

mrmotivated 3 years ago

Morgan Rackham 4 months ago

StormNew year, where am I at?

Let’s see where I am with this:

Yesterday, hours before the deadline (but that’s okay, I made the deadline after all) I changed my health insurance and switched to a cheaper energy provider. I felt really bold and adventurous, how weird… It will probably save me about 65 euros a month, which is absolutely awesome :)

I pretty much know what goes in and out each month, but end up in the red each month anyway (it is slowly getting better though).

Still open from last to do list:
  • end a month in the black
  • pay back loan from S. (maybe I can pay half soon, that would at least help with the guilt…)
  • put money in savings account. first goal: 1 month of salary as emergency backup
New items for the list:
  • pay off that tax thing
  • pay new upcoming dental costs
  • get a grip on the paperwork 6 months ago

StormTaking stock

For years my finances have been dreadful. I don’t have a clear idea of how I spend my money, and ended up deeper in the red every month. Things are a little better now, mostly because my salary went up, and because I put repaying my student loan on hold for a while.

I need to take stock of where I am.

  • get a clear idea of monthly income vs expenses
  • end a month in the black
  • pay taxes that just came in the mail
  • pay upcoming dental costs
  • pay back loan from S.
  • look over my insurances, any changes that should be made?
  • put money in savings account. first goal: 1 month of salary as emergency backup 16 months ago

Storm 16 months ago

ProductiveAtticus 18 months ago

dikshasachdev 19 months ago

Richard FieldsendManaging, Rebounding, Sorting.

Money is a pain when you haven’t really got enough… and when you are used to having a certain amount then it is a problem trying to get by on less.

I haven’t really got any cause to complain. I am in a job which pays, I have been in my house, which we are buying on a mortgage, for more than a decade, and in ten years it will be mortgage free. But I used to earn in the order of £10k more than I do now, and the change is still taking some getting used to.

On the upside, I live in a country with a national health system so I don’t have to worry about medical insurance, my daughter is in a good infants school which we don’t have to pay for, so I guess the important things are covered.

I need to return to my ‘normal’ state of thinking, a more ‘glass half full’ state of mind than a ‘glass half empty’ one.

And I need to do the various bits and pieces which will make sure that I am paying my way, budget my spending properly etc. My aim should be to be debt free (apart from the mortgage) at the end of 2013.

Some things to help:
  • Consider doing some extra out-of-hours work, possibly freelancing.
  • Pay down credit card bills so that I am not paying interest
  • Only buy things I need 19 months ago

Richard Fieldsend 19 months ago

noffsinger 22 months ago

sparklysquirrel 2 years ago


I want to figure out how much my best friend and i owe eachother then get the difference off her. I want to make a monthly budget and stick to it. I want to find a job or extra way of bringing in more money and save it up to use on an investment. I need to become more aware of what i spend. 2 years ago

weej007 2 years ago

Roxy Sullivan 2 years ago


Gonna do this next 2 years ago

candybloss 2 years ago

AngelicSecrets 2 years ago


Changed my pay details 2 years ago

hrn0107 2 years ago

hh 2 years ago

Currylover 2 years ago

Neodymiumtax bill paid...

now to sort out savings. 3 years ago


Need to transfer money from my icici account to santander account before i decide what to do with the extra cash reserves. 3 years ago

ridmeofthesehabits 3 years ago

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