(Image credit: Courtesy Lucasfilm)

May the Fourth be with you.

On this unofficial day of celebration for all things Star Wars, the Kiplinger team takes a return visit to the galaxy far, far away to reveal valuable lessons in personal finance. You might just need them to offset the cost of tickets, popcorn, toys and more when the new Star Wars movie Episode VIII: The Last Jedi hits theaters in December.

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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.