Went on this morning and the payouts are even lower than they were. Looked in a few shops and surprisingly the prices aren't reflecting this. Checked the fridge and HC is still the same price. I understand that we are in a recession, but this is beginning to be a bit too much like real life. I'll stay for a few more days to see if things change, but at this rate, the game is becoming time/money prohibitive. It's enjoyable to host a house, but if you have to spend all day making money in order to host, it really takes the fun out of the game. I am one of the few or many(depending on who you talk to) who refuses to pay real life money for game money, not when I already subscribe and pay my fees. I play the game to escape real life for a short while. I don't want to feel that this has become a second job; I work too many hours in my first one. Hopefully the changes are temporary and that the economy will reset itself. Otherwise I'll be selling a very nice money house to anyone interested.