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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Honey_Bun 4 months ago

Maurice Nelson 5 months ago

Harmless DilettanteColic Fund $4200

June: Yay! My emergency vet fund has reached $4200.

July 2014: $4400

August 2014: $4600

September 2014: $4800

October: 2014: $5000

November 2014: $5200

December 2014: $5400 6 months ago

Harmless DilettanteWeekly Financial To Do: 5/4/14 to 5/10/14

1. Close old retirement account (Done?)

2. Review funds and start Investments for my 401K. Set alerts for the rest of the year. (Done)

3. Pay Bills (Done) 7 months ago

Harmless Dilettante2014 Financial Goals

1. Close my old retirement account

2. Invest my IRA

3. Refinance my mortgage at a lower rate and shorter term

4. Complete my home inventory

5. Review and comparison shop home and auto insurance

6. Make a budget and use it to determine if our emergency fund is enough (Go for six months worth on hand in cash)

7. Cancel higher interest credit cards and replace with better ones. Cash. Out rewards first.

8. Strengthen online security for all financial accounts

9. Track my colic savings fund

10. Keep a financial buffer in checking of $5-10K

11. Reconcile and review all my accounts monthly

12. Update my emergency records binder and summary 7 months ago

Texas Lin 7 months ago

sharonew16 7 months ago

Harmless DilettanteThree down, lots to go

Made our 2013 IRA contributions. Now, I just need to select which funds to buy. I even sent the paperwork to transfer my old IRA fund into our current brokerage. They make it really difficult. Getting all the forms filled out ooh at least three hours! We also adjusted our current with holdings. This is going to be a much leaner year!

Taxes are also filed and paid.

So, #2, #3, and #10 are done. #12 is in progress. #14 will probably just end up being our current savings account after I suck most of the money out for home improvements. I seem to wildly underestimate how expensive these remodeling projects are. Still, I’m learning. 8 months ago

Harmless DilettanteStep 1: Make a To Do List

1. Make a Financial Goal List with deadlines
2. Reconcile Accounts (Need to do this monthly)
3. Make Max 2013 IRA contributions by April 15
3. File 2013 Taxes and adjust 2014 with holdings if necessary
4. Make a home inventory
5. Use Inventory info to evaluate Home Insurance Coverage. Make changes as necessary and comaparison shop.
6. Comparison shop for car insurance and home insurance. Look into farm insurance as an alternative.
7. Make a budget
8. Use budget to determine if our 6 months of emergency cash fund is adequete
9. Review investment porfolio
10. Review retirement contributions and adjust accordingly
11. Pay off mortgage (Start off by refinancing at a lower interest rate)
12. Budget and schedule home repairs and improvements
13. Create an easy way to save for non investment big ticket purchases. like a new saddle, car, etc.
14. Examine segregating Emergency Horse Fund into a different savings account. 11 months ago

Harmless Dilettante 11 months ago

purple_ladyI am secure enough

I am mostly marking this complete because this is not a major focus for me any more. when I started this goal I was seriously struggling to make ends meet. At this stage I still have a way to go but I know I have enough not to worry about affording food and basic items and that I have medical aid, pension and life insurance for husband and I. I am not creating more debt and am reducing the debt I do have. Right now thats good enough for me! 12 months ago

purple_lady 4 years ago

JamezBlond 16 months ago

sherbetdab 18 months ago

astorgood1 20 months ago

Living in Possibility

Living in Possibility 3 years ago

Felicitysneak 23 months ago

joannaml 2 years ago

freestyler85m 2 years ago

roslin1 8 years ago

jenle21 2 years ago

Chett Breiling 2 years ago

beautifula 2 years ago

purple_ladyThe new job

should make a difference here. I have been so tired trying to make ends meet, I am so grateful that this job will allow me to start paying off debts. 2 years ago

jashleyodell 2 years ago

AlmaRood 3 years ago

AailuterNext Step

I just sold enough at my latest art show to let me start putting some aside for a few month’s income, to get ahead of the curve. This is a welcome development, and I hope to build on it as I get more work done – and sell more, too. 3 years ago

limajuliet 8 years ago

Kristyn Contreras 3 years ago

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