How to Downsize from Rich to Poor Lifestyle | Personal Finance | FireHow.com: "Downsizing your lifestyle form a rich to a poor status is not an easy task however many people have been thrown into this situation due to bad investments, loss of jobs, home foreclosure, divorce or an illness that has wiped out their savings and forces them to change their lifestyle. Whenever you undergo a change in your income there will be a degree of depression followed by stress.
The mere shock of the change in wealth will not only affect your lifestyle but it will also affect relationship with friends, spouse and children. Many people in this situation believe that they will overcome their hardship, they will become gainfully employed in a matter of 30 days, and will be able to budget or work two jobs to keep their rich status. People have good intentions"