9 Personal Finance Lessons to Learn From Star Wars

December 15, 2017 marks the release of the eighth official movie in the Star Wars saga, The Last Jedi.

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December 15, 2017 marks the release of the eighth official movie in the Star Wars saga, The Last Jedi. We will finally see what Luke Skywalker has been up to all these years and what is happening with new friends Rey, Poe Dameron and Kylo Ren.

Here at Kiplinger, we find personal-finance lessons in everything -- including blockbuster sci-fi movies. We'll be looking for savvy financial moves within The Last Jedi to add to this collection of money-saving tactics from the Star Wars franchise. With a slew of new Star Wars toys and must-have collectibles hitting the market, you may need these tips to offset those expenses.

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Philip Hawken
Business Development Manager, Kiplinger.com
Hawken is the Business Development Manager for Kiplinger.com, focused on building new business relationships and partnership management. Prior to joining Kiplinger in 2015, he spent more than 10 years as Chief Operating Officer for ESL Music and its marquee band, Thievery Corporation. In addition to managing the daily operations of the record label, he helped create a digital music distribution platform and a commercial music licensing operation. Prior to the music business, he spent several years in technology consulting and with multiple dot-com efforts. Hawken is a graduate of Syracuse University.