Maybe not so much...
The first of this year, our water/sewer rate increased by 20%.
When our trash bill arrived last week, we were surprised by a rate increase of 33%.
Our "twelve month special" at Comcast expired, and our internet bill jumped 50%.
Gas prices are going up at the rate of at least 10 cents per gallon per week (which is no surprise...it's summer.)
I had to scrape together $1700 this month to pay off our American Express bill, as they plan to sell us out to Citibank VISA in mid-June, and I have no intention of being forced to do business with Citibank.
So, really... As an aging member of America's once-great middle class...
There's really no getting ahead, is there? Or, even, catching up.