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By Brad Tuttle
Updated: December 11, 2015 3:19 PM ET | Originally published: May 4, 2015

Now that Star Wars is back in full effect as a monumental cultural Force—opening night for The Force Awakens is Dec. 18!—we thought it was appropriate to geek out and ponder some of the wisdom passed along in this epic, influential series. Specifically, wisdom that’s in our wheelhouse, relating to MONEY. All of the action in Star Wars might take place a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, but when you think about like we have, there are terrific lessons to be learned about careers, investing, shopping, being smart shoppers, and resisting the temptation of the Dark Side.

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