Do you lose items when you don't pay their upkeep or do you just not get the reward that turn?
Lifetime goals that require you to, for example, have the highest paying job when you die. Does that count players who died before you on previous turns? Like, when a player dies do what they had before they died still count?
p.5 Rulebook: "If a player is unable or unwilling to pay the upkeep cost for a card in front of him, that card is immediately discarded, the player gets 1 point of Stress and loses 1 point of Short Term Happiness (STH) ( P see 'Short Term Happiness Track' on page 15)."
Good question on the second part - not sure. I think it would count players before but maybe not after. Or possibly the other way round? Personally, I would just play it as have the highest paid job at the end of the game but that's possibly not the intention.
EDIT: strikes again, well played ninja, well played.