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For some reason, some time this weekend Consumerism Commentary reverted to the default WordPress display style. To anyone who viewed the site and was slightly confused, I apologize. It took me by surprise as well. Here’s what was happening this past week across the MoneyBlogNetwork and beyond:

Free Money Finance began a series highlighting 20 ways to save money on your car.

AllFinancialMatters saved $489 on his car insurance by raising his deductible and dropping comprehensive coverage on one car. It’s so easy, a caveman can do it.

Mighty Bargain Hunter warns people not to get over-educated. Can one be “over-educated?” Knowledge, especially scientific/empirical knowledge (the basis of advanced learning in the modern world), is a quest that should last a lifetime. The trick is to get someone else to pay for your education.

Five Cent Nickel describes how he chose between two insurance agents — one picked up the phone, one did not.

Blueprint for Financial Prosperity asks for comments on the $100 gas rebate proposal that’s circulating the Senate.

Last week, thre of my favorite bloggers launched Queercents, a blog focusing on finances from a homosexual perspective.

Personal Finance Advice suggested shopping once a week (or less frequently) to save money.

No Credit Needed presents 10 practical ways to save money.

I hope everyone had a great weekend. I could use another day before going back to the office, but unfortunately, the space/time continuum does not bend to my will.

Updated December 29, 2010 and originally published April 30, 2006. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.

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Luke Landes is the founder of Consumerism Commentary. He has been blogging and writing for the internet since 1995 and has been building online communities since 1991. Find out more about Luke Landes and follow him on Twitter. View all articles by .

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avatar mbhunter

Hi Flexo — I’m all for continued learning as well; we agree there. I question whether more letters (and the time involved in earning said letters) is worth it financially. If your employer is paying for it, then of course it must be worth it financially for them to pony up.

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avatar Luke Landes

From just a financial perspective, I agree. Earning more money is not always the reason one might choose to gain more formal education. Getting a higher salary isn’t always — and shouldn’t always be, in my opinion — why people choose to pursue their doctorate.

It’s interesting. When people have a choice to purse their doctorate, some do, and some don’t. As long as they’re looking beyond finances, most (no matter which they chose) will say they made the right decision.

It’s weird to say on a personal finance blog, but the sooner people realize that Money Isn’t Everything, the less people will be stressed and the more they’ll enjoy the time they’re granted on Earth.

You just can’t weigh the decision to gain formal education based on financial considerations alone.

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