Oh good grief. I’ve been trying to figure out why the Wonderlands are so broke, and I just discovered that it’s because I’m a doofus.
For a long time, I’ve been editing community lots without going to Edit Town, using DebugEnabler->DEBUG Buy on This Lot.
I swear when I started doing this, I checked and the additions were NOT using the family funds. And of course, at Gen 5 the Samples are swimming in money. It seemed like other legacy households had MORE, but we never lacked for funds.
I’ve also done it a couple of times with the Wonderlands. I used the family inheritance reward to get them out of poverty enough to move to the Sherrif Sale house. But then later, it seemed like they had less money lying around than they should.
Then I edited the playground when they had NO funds, and most of the buy options were red.
DUH. I’ve been spending their money without realizing it. Argh.
Poor guys. No wonder they can’t get out of poverty.
I think I am going to go delete my edits to the central park and go back and redo them from Edit Town. Hopefully deleting items using that DebugEnabler option will give them their money back.