Will your 2% Social Security increase “disappear”?

The Social Security Administration recently announced a 2017 cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, of 2%, meaning that Social Security recipients will receive this increase to their monthly benefit checks staring in December 2017. This is the highest COLA in six years and is welcome news for many American retirees. However, it may not mean a heck of a lot in the end.  …