Economics and Investing:

The most educated and indebted generation ever – Average student debt has tripled since 1990 while earnings have gone stagnant for college graduates.

Social Security Ran $47.8 Billion Deficit in FY 2012; Disabled Workers Hit. (Thanks to SurvivalBlog’s G.G. for the link.)

Items from The Economatrix:

Say Good-bye To The Good Life

US Retailers Scramble After Lackluster Holiday Sales

Home Prices Rose In 9th Straight Month