In 2018, Social Security beneficiaries will get a 2% cost of living increase. Hey, seniors, that’s a mighty $27 more a month for the average retired worker. Of course, that raise (2017 inflation rate was 4%) is better than the average 0% increase annually over the past non-stop inflationary decade.
So, oldsters, here are some hints of what you can buy monthly with that enormously raised income: One day supply of groceries, pair of movie tickets, romantic dinner for two at McDonald’s, a fill-up at the gas station or a case of Bud. Also, a Uber one-way ride to the local casino. Of course, be prepared to walk home.