I will admit I have no idea but know we all will be in for the ride wherever it takes us.
I ran our credit card year end detail and wow were the money goes. We sure to live pretty nice lives. Even with saving more than ever we eat out at least weekly, apparently. Our grandchildren do pretty well too, from us and others, far better than we did at their stage. In fact I'd wager that if you would add up all the gifts they received for all events they would, at 1.5 & 3 yrs old have far surpassed their grandparents through age 21.
But life includes grousing. We were hit two years in a row with early Jan. 3 K bills. Add this to another 4 K in Feb/Mar. for dental work and there goes our 2018. The new tax seemingly did not adjust the 7.5% requirement against adj. gross inc. for medical expenses so we likely will barely meet it or possibly meet it a bit more than usual but w/o filing a schedule A it won't count anyway will it?
Yet, life it pretty good overall. Got my pump and it is working. The horrible arthritis is a bay and the general pain is better than when on oral meds. Do I feel fine, heck no but it could be far worse, I'm upright, mostly. I can walk, eat (my older bro. can't, or can through a hole in his chest, tasty), talk, taste, etc. Many can't. So while I complain, grouse, b!Tc!!, etc. I realize life is pretty good. I can't change what congress, the prez., the Supremes, $%@$BUREAUCRATS & @$^@^%^%#&^%&^$**%&^((*&)((&)&___&%%$#%@$^%^REGULATORS do no matter how I vote or how often. I've begun to fight it less, Mrs. Spackler has noticed. There is no benefit in it anymore. Watching far less "news" and commentary. Read more, watch movies, sleep. Life's too short, don't screw it up, we are not going to change anything.