My BIL lost his job. He had a huge income, about 400k a year for many years.He worked for one of the banks that were bailed out earlier, and it finally caught up with them. I am not happy about this, I do wish them the best, BUT for many years, she has looked down on all of us. When the kids were little, we would talk about doctor's visits, vaccines, health issues, etc. She would always say HER doctor's were better because they had the best insurance could buy. I sent my dd to private school and she said HER public schools are the best, and we don't have good ones, so there is no need for private here.(actually, we live on Long Island, most public schools here are good) She had a housekeeper even though she was a SAHM all these years. She did not want to bother cleaning her underwear at one time, so she would just throw out the old ones and buy new ones. For years, she was pretty much living the American dream. A SAHM with a dh that made a ton of money, huge big house and 3 good kids. Things are going to change now. That insurance is gone. They now have to be on COBRA and I do not believe anyone gets better treatment than others on that plan. I guess the point I am trying to make is that bad things can happen to anyone, no one is immuned. There are a lot on here that judge others(YES, I have done that as well) but things can change in a moment. They will be ok for now, obviously they have money put aside, BUT I seriously doubt he will ever be able to get a job making that much money. Even though she has been extremely rude to me in the past about things, I hope that he does find a job eventually.