I think education is always a good thing at any age. I was fortunate enough to have a father that really encouraged it. I say you are never too old to learn, and with the economy being as bad as it is for job opportunities, why not fill in a gap with continuing education, or MBA. Especially for people that are out of work, education gives a great explanation for gaps in employment. If you are fortunate enough to be employed, why not prepare for that raise or next step in the corporate ladder.