Crap- I agree with cerial?
Currently i need to downsize my lifestyle, not a big problem for me. Wife is not having luck finding work in home hospice care, she's looking at working retail again or maybe even go back to factory work.
Unfortunately, it has taken longer than expected for my wife to realize why I based to 'necessities' on my income alone, and did not include hers. She's had a hard time giving up luxuries like her own car (totalled hers and we don't have the spare cash to buy another) or air conditioning (over-rated IMO) and 70,000 channels of TV. We just dropped DirecTV in favor of WOW cable since we are getting internet and TV for less than DirecTV chrged for TV. No more 'date nights'. Restaurant only on Saturday.
Good thing I already had 99.9% of the parts to put my old van back together. Still need to fix the clutch on the F150 before it craps entirely, gets better mileage than the van.
Not complaining, still got a roof, a bed, and food. That's all you really need. I'm kind of enjoying paring down the unnecessary BS.