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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skr5eSeptember goal success (sort of)! November goal

I did read 10 random investing articles, so that was a success. I even bought my first 3 Dividend stocks this month: INTC, PM and ADM. They’re all trading down today :p

The problem with the articles is that they seemed too un-focused. I’m tailoring my November goal to delve into topics of investing.

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I got a TD Waterhouse trading account. Let the fun begin :) 22 months ago

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skr5eSeptember goal

My goal for September is to read at least 10 investing related articles. 22 months ago

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Picked up “The Intelligent Investor” and also “Security Analysis” both by Benjamin Graham. I flipped through them, they seem dense and a little technical but simple enough for a beginner to understand.

It’s also a mid-term goal to have completely absorbed all of the information in both of these books by the end of this year. No point in rushing. 2 years ago

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Today I opened a Roth IRA with Vanguard and contributed the max for 2011 into a couple of funds. 2 years ago


ok some jerk banned my last account for posting a link to a non-commercial investing article, but I’m just posting this update again for the record: I’m still educating myself in finance and investment and I’ve been learning about international investing, specifically ADRs which I had never heard of.

For anyone interested in international stock investing, check out ADRs! It’s an interesting branch of investing. 2 years ago

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