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The 20 Fears That Are Keeping You From Being Rich

Director of financial planning Dr. David Yeske and industry notables discuss 20 fears hindering your financial success.

Get Smart on Back-to-School Spending

Professor Emerita Kit Yarrow advises parents on how to survive the stressful task of back-to-school shopping.

How to Create a Less-Stressful Workplace

In our competitive environment, law firms and businesses are constantly seeking ways to become more efficient, more productive, and more profitable. Ironically, the stress associated with our fast-paced economy may be causing employees to lose their abilities to work productively. Professor Michele Neitz provides a framework for reducing stress in one's life and in one's workplace. To read more, click the link above.

Money Tips for the Newly Married

Program Chair Dr. David Yeske offerss financial advice to newlyweds.

5 Brands That Bleed America's Red, White, and Blue

Professor Emerita Kit Yarrow weighs in on the top brands that best represent American culture and values according to a recent survey.

Advisers: Greek Crisis Creating a Buying Opportunity

Financial Planning Director Dr. David Yeske, CFP® weighs in on Greece's financial woes and the reaction of financial advisers via The Wall Street Journal.

4 Qualities a Financial Adviser Ought to Have

Adjunct Professor Rick Kahler examines the four qualities clients believe a financial planner should possess.

Sea Level Rise, Saltwater Intrusion and Endangered Fisheries - Shifting Baselines for the Bay Delta Conservation Plan

As sea levels rise, salt water begins to intrude on endangered fisheries. Professor Paul Kibel provides a legal framework for change in shifting the baselines for the Bay Delta Conservation Plan. -- Read more about this proposal by clicking the link above.

Margins & Missions... Not Moonshots: Pathways to Better U.S. Higher Education

Dean Rachel Van Cleave authors a chapter on how to recreate legal education for a modern audience in a book focused on saving higher education in the United States. The book, Margins & Missions... Not Moonshots: Pathways to a Better U.S. Higher Education, states that higher education institutions face unprecedented peril from a perfect storm of economic and demographic challenges. Declining enrollments, drastically reduced state and federal government funding, and excessive growth of support and administration costs have left many universities in a cash-strapped financial conundrum. In addition, student loan debt exceeds U.S. credit card debt and serious questions are being raised about the ROI (cost to value) of a college degree. To address these critical issues, over 30 diverse and prestigious thought leaders contribute innovative ideas to help re-imagine, re-engineer, and re-invent the business of higher education -- with a focus on the pragmatic, the achievable. -- Click the link above to learn more or to purchase the book.

Expanding Pride in Our Workplaces

As business leaders. we need to recognize that our policies, our workplace culture and our institutional ethos radically impact the lived experience of equality for our LGBT customers and employees. In a discriminatory world, passivity (i.e. just ensuring you don't actively discriminate) can easily send a mixed or unintended message. Even in progressive places like the San Francisco Bay Area, LGBT folks have an experience of discrimination and disfavor that shapes their expectations. -- To read more, click the link above

15 Ways to Retire Early

Financial Planning Program Director Dr. David Yeske teams up with The Huffington Post to share some insightful tips on how young adults can begin preparation for retirement.

Golden Gate University Congratulates the 2015 NBA Champions, the Golden State Warriors!

Golden Gate University is now the Proud University Partner of the Golden State Warriors! GGU joins a small group of well-known companies and popular brands across the nation that enjoy a partnership with the Golden State Warriors. The partnership will enable Golden Gate University to reach millions of Warriors fans across the Bay Area and beyond. Golden Gate University and the Golden State Warriors are both deeply rooted in the Bay Area and share a commitment to serving and uniting our diverse community. Click the link above to see photos from the Warrior's Celebratory Parade and Rally, including "The Bay's Team" float sponsored by GGU!

What Happens When Law Students Unplug?

Dean Van Cleave interviews Professor Michele Neitz about her Disconnect Challenge 2015 event, where she and four students decided to limit, and schedule, their internet and mobile device use for several weeks. Checking the internet only three times a day, students and faculty found that their concentration and focus improved. To read more about the challenge and the benefits of disconnecting, click the link above.

Expert: Shared Passion Makes Warriors Fans Powerful

Professor Emerita Kit Yarrow uses her expert opinion to explain the supportive nature of a Warriors' fan.

Why 'Thinking Like a Lawyer' is Good for Business

Are lawyers good for business? Dean Rachel Van Cleave writes about the benefits of hiring law school graduates, and attorneys, for one's business, particularly for management roles. Her article, which appears in the San Francisco Business Times, explains the value that a JD brings, including risk management, communications, and more. Read the story by clicking the link above.

Must Judges Follow Children’s Wishes Over Their Custody?

Must judges follow children's wishes over their custody in divorce proceedings? A new article by Professor Benedetta Durami discusses this increasingly common scenario, determining that "allowing children to voice their preferences in family disputes is beneficial for all parties involved." -- Click the link above to learn more.

'Flexibility' will Lead to Overfishing

Depleted fish stocks in California have serious environmental implications. Professor Zeke Grader explains the history of fishing laws as he prepares to fight HR1335, which is before the House of Representatives, which would "gut its key provisions, trading long-term sustainability for ephemeral short-term gains." Read more about Professor Zeke Grader's attempts to defend the Magnuson-Stevens Act, which protects our fisheries by clicking the link above.

Mindful Mentoring of Corporate Leaders

Dean Rachel Van Cleave writes about corporate compensation and the utility of mindful mentorship for C-level executives as both a means of enticing new leaders, and as a means of ensuring positive, ongoing leadership. Click the link above to read the full article.

The Hazards of Financial Advisers Who Are ‘Just Like Family’

Adjunct Professor Rick Kahler explores the positive and negative aspects of becoming 'close' to one's clients.

Coupons: Why They Might Wind Up Costing You Money

Professor Emerita, Kit Yarrow, compares the spending habits of consumers with and without coupons concluding that shoppers with discounts tend to spend more.

Despite Drought, Demo Crews Douse Candlestick Park Rubble With Drinking Water

Professor Helen Kang, who advocated for the environmentally safe demolition of Candlestick Park, learns that the wrecking crew has been using thousands of gallons of clean drinking water a day to simply hose down dust. Finding the waste in face of an ongoing drought of significant proportion, Professor Kang weighs in on the situation alongside other water use advocates. To read more, click the link above.

How Boomers Can Avoid Going Bust in Retirement

David Yeske, Director of Financial Planning, provides his expert opinion on properly preparing for retirement.

Mobile-Game Makers Try to Catch More 'Whales' Who Pay for Free Games

The Wall Street Journal speaks with Kit Yarrow, Professor Emerita, on the multi-billion dollar mobile game industry and the strategy behind it's success.

When Family Meets Business: The Challenge of Work/Life Balance

Professor Michele Benedetta Neitz writes about the struggles of work/life balance in today's law firms, using several illustrations of do's/don'ts for law firm management. Her story begins with a law firm that used work/life balance as the punch line of an April Fool's Day joke, which led to a great deal of irritation amongst the firm's employees. After explaining the challenges of achieving a work/life balance, Professor Neitz moves on to how such balance can be achieved, providing illuminating examples of firms that have made it a reality through an innovative approach. To read more, click the link above.

Artist and Sledgehammer Games Creator Glen Schofield Opens "Icons" Exhibit at Alma Mater Golden Gate University

Golden Gate University (GGU) announces "Icons", the first major exhibition of works by Glen A. Schofield -- a California artist, GGU alumnus, and co-founder and CEO of Sledgehammer Games -- on view from May 21 until May 29, 2015.