June 1, 2017

Your name is your brand

A good name is more desirable than great riches (Proverbs 22:1) Your name is all you have. Your name not only speaks volumes about you, but […]
May 29, 2017

You life is a ministry

Your life on earth is to accomplish the mission that God has given you. You are on earth for ministry. Ministry means serve people through a […]
May 29, 2017

Preventive ways to eliminate of wasting time

Share these ideas with your children. Learning these traits will help them now than later. Don’t procrastinate (do them now) Don’t be afraid to say no […]
May 28, 2017

Truth about YOUR time

May 25, 2017

Biblical Rest

May 5, 2017

Design your financial model

How would you save $200 in this scenario? Hint eliminate the noise and control your input.  
May 2, 2017

Rules of Finances – Become Your Own Banker

March 21, 2017

Man and His Motivation

Motivation is different for every man. Some are motivated by fame and fortune. Some are motivated by their job. Others are motivated by their family. Each […]
March 20, 2017

Can you live a stress free life?

Living life with stress is not good for the mind, body or soul. Damage can be done to our bodies when stress is present. The Mayo […]
March 19, 2017

Teaching your children about finances.

Many parents have struggled for years to understand this answer. There is one principle that you can teach your kids. It is called GSS principle. Teach […]
March 19, 2017

Your Name Will Outlast You

Proverbs 22:1 says, A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold. What does your name represent? […]
March 15, 2017

Can You Forgive?

We have this saying in our house, “please forgive me for offending you”.  Forgiveness is a two way street. There is acknowledgment that you have offended […]
March 15, 2017

What’s in a Man Value?

We have seen the decline of manhood in our culture for many years, even decades. Whether it was our own fault, men have not effectively presented a positive […]
November 1, 2016

Time is money

Strategically plan your time. Strategically planning your activities enables you to establish timelines and milestones while also prioritizing. It helps you focus on activities that you […]
October 12, 2016

College, Kids, and Money

Congratulations graduates and parents, you have made it! High school graduation is a breaking away of adolescence and entering into the adult phase of life. Your […]
October 10, 2016

Stop Wasting Time

You have 24 hours, 1440 minutes, or 86,400 seconds in a day – what do you do with your time? Do you find yourself spending time […]
October 9, 2016

Leave Your Legacy

You are on earth for ministry. Your life on earth is to accomplish the mission that God has given you. The word ministry is usually reserved […]
October 9, 2016

Truth 8 About Time Management

Truth 8 – You are on earth for ministry. Your life on earth is to accomplish the mission that God has given you. The word ministry […]
October 9, 2016

Truth 7 About Time Management

Truth 7 – God loved you so much that his son, Jesus, died on the cross for you. God’s love is not conditional. He loves you […]
October 9, 2016

Truth 6 About Time Management

Truth 6 – Receiving eternal life is timeless. For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in […]
October 9, 2016

Truth 5 About Time Management

Truth 5 – God knew your success before you were born. For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of […]
October 7, 2016

Father’s Legacy

Children learn more from what you are than what you teach – W.E.B. Du Bois. For any number of reasons, a child mimics his or her […]
October 6, 2016

Truth 4 About Time Management

Truth 4 – Your time on earth is limited. Your effectiveness in what you do on earth is measured by what you do not manifest. As […]
October 6, 2016

Truth 3 About Time Management

Truth 3 – God made man accountable for his time on earth. Let’s go back to the sixth day; God placed man on earth to be […]
October 6, 2016

Truth 2 About Time Management

Truth 2 – God owns all time. He is the Father of time. God has designed time to be productive. God has designed time to be […]
October 6, 2016

Truth 1 About Time Management

Truth 1 – Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness is the manifestation of personal revelation and true application of time management. The fact that we […]
October 4, 2016

#You have a Purpose

The most important lesson that Jesus gave his followers was this: And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, […]
October 4, 2016

Dating with a Purpose (Part 3)

1) What are your core values?   2) How do you know you’re marrying the individual who was intended for you?   3) Do you like […]
October 4, 2016

Dating with a Purpose (Part 2)

It is important that couples establish a strong friendship and get familiar with each other’s core value system during the dating phase. It is essential that […]
October 4, 2016

Dating with a Purpose (Part 1)

Every couple must understand the foundation of marriage and discover the manual (Bible) that was provided for the union of marriage. This manual was created by […]
October 4, 2016

Growing Money on Trees

Many parents have made this statement to our children over and over again hoping that it would sink in.  Parenthood seems to be centered on our […]
September 29, 2016

A Man’s Evolution to his Legacy

Man was not developed from some sophisticated animal system. Man came from the ground and is a living soul. Then the LORD God formed a man […]
May 20, 2016

The Power of Time is a tool to help you reach that next level of achievement. Time management is one of the most important principles today […]
May 9, 2015

Thoughts

When asked to describe significant regrets in their lives, more than eight out of ten people focused on actions they did not take rather than actions […]
May 7, 2015

Take Control of Your Finances – Stewardship

May 6, 2015

Truth about Investing

In the past month, the stock market has been volatile due to several factors. Those factors are based upon the investor’s psychological fears of Ebola, world […]
February 3, 2014

Debt is not fashionble

I know that if you read books, it states there is good debt and bad debt. Let me say this – Debt can be the enemy […]
January 21, 2014

Second Chance Opportunities

Having a financial goal is in the top 3 of all goals behind personal development and weight loss. Everyone wants to make more money, spend less, […]
January 5, 2014

Don’t Struggle – Get Your Peace

As we age, life becomes demanding. What previously worked in other situations rarely works. New concepts and approaches yield obscure results. Life obstacles come and go. […]
December 23, 2013

The Legacy of Christmas

The holiday season is here.  The hustle and bustle of holiday shopping draws us to a frantic pace with sales at every turn of the corner. […]
December 20, 2013

Marriage Seminar Series

Marriages are strengthened in the trenches. Forgiveness, Finances, Face to Face, and Fulfillment are part of the process. Having a strong marriage takes work, takes, commitment, […]
December 10, 2013

A Father’s Parenting Legacy

Children learn more from what you are than what you teach – W.E.B. Du Bois. For any number of reasons, a child mimics his or her […]
November 25, 2013

Opportunities to eliminate personal debt

The average American card holder carries more than six credit cards and has a household debt of more than $10,000. Popular financial books and financial companies […]
November 10, 2013

Stop wasting your time! Live a Life of No Regrets

You have 24 hours, 1440 minutes, or 86,400 seconds in a day – what do you do with your time? Do you find yourself spending time […]
October 14, 2013

Money do grow on trees

Many parents have made this statement to our children over and over again hoping that it would sink in.  Parenthood seems to be centered on our […]
June 6, 2013

What the recession has reaffirmed for me in investing…

I am assumed your investments experienced at least a double digit decrease from the last economic downturn (recession) if you were in the market.  Now, the […]
June 6, 2013

The best advice for college

Congratulations graduates and parents, you have made it! High school graduation is a breaking away of adolescence and entering into the adult phase of life. Your […]
January 22, 2013

Finanical Takeover

It is important to have a vision. We have vision for our careers, our families, and our personal growth. What about having a vision for your […]
January 22, 2013

Investing Prinicples

Luke 6:38 – Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your […]
January 22, 2013

Leaving a Legacy

The holiday season is here. The hustle and bustle of holiday shopping can draw us to a frantic pace with sales at every turn of the […]
January 22, 2013

A new economy for you – Avoiding the fiscal cliff

We are nearing the end of the year where the forecasters have said that the fiscal cliff will impact everyone. Well, what does that mean to […]
September 10, 2012

The future is in your hands

Many have been concerned about the future – the next election, the economy, and whether they will have a job at the end of the year. […]
September 10, 2012

Increase Your Productivity Everyday

We have heard the slogan that we don’t have enough time in the day. Is this true? Yes, if I were to lie to myself. On […]
September 10, 2012

How are you living in 2012?

Here we are again with a New Year, new mind set, and new resolutions. Coming in a new year is great because it eliminates the old […]
September 10, 2012

Your Money Answers – Taxes and Refunds

Today we deal with why the Bible so strongly discusses taxes and why tax refunds may not be the best thing for a person. Question – […]
April 7, 2012

Sharpen Your Financial Strength

Happy New Year!  Here we are again picking up where we left off in 2011. Last year was either a banner or bust year for finances. […]
April 7, 2012

Financial Wholeness

John 5:6 When Jesus saw him lying there, and knew that he already had been in that condition a long time, He said to him, “Do […]
April 7, 2012

Financial Takeover: Leaving a Legacy

Two things are guaranteed in life—taxes and death. One of the most difficult challenges for families to handle is the death of a loved one. There […]
December 10, 2011

The Fourth Principle of a Financial Takeover – Investing

The last principle of the financial takeover series that we will discuss is investing. As we have seen in the past year, the stock market has […]
November 12, 2011

Third principle of a financial takeover – Giving

First it was stewardship, second it was budgeting. The third principle in the financial takeover series is giving. The concept of giving has been given a […]
October 22, 2011

Second principle of a financial takeover – Budgeting

Most people change their life by their appearance or by their careers or even through a spiritual conversion. All of this is good if there is […]
September 10, 2011

1st Principle of a Financial Takeover- Stewardship

Excerpts from Hostile Takeover – Manifesting God’s Plan and Purpose for Your Finances Psalm 24:1 declares that, “The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof; […]
August 24, 2011

It’s ok to raise taxes

I know the subject of taxes is on every ones mind after the debt ceiling debate. According to the scripture from Romans 13: 1-7, we should […]
August 19, 2011

Volume 8 of Your Money Answers – How high is your debt ceiling?

We have seen over the past month, The Great Debt Ceiling Debate. No matter how you look at it; whether you are for or against it, you have to admit there were some pretty interesting discussion. I do believe that we are truly educated about the United States debt ceiling. Let me ask you a question. Can you raise your own debt ceiling anytime you like?
July 22, 2011

Volume 7 of Your Money Answers – Sacrifice Now for the Future

The meaning of sacrifice is to surrender of something prized or desirable for the sake of something considered as having a higher or more pressing claim. […]
June 22, 2011

Volume 6 of Your Money Answers – Tough Decisions, Many Options

Finance is a tool that should benefit you. When the tool is used, it does wonderful things for your life. If you allow it to master […]
June 16, 2011

Volume 5: Your Money Answers – Income Generating Tips

Finance is a tool that should benefit you. When the tool is used correctly, it does wonderful things for your life. If you allow it to […]
May 17, 2011

Volume 4 – Your Money Answers: Investments

Finance is a tool that will benefit you. When the tool is used, it does wonderful things. If you allow it to master you, it will […]
May 5, 2011

Volume 3 – Your Money Answers: Tithe, Husband Spending, and Bankruptcy for Christians

Finance is a tool that should benefit you. When the tool is used, it does wonderful things for your life. If you allow it to master […]
April 22, 2011

Volume 2 of Your Money Answers – Kids Finance, Investment, and Debt

Finance is a tool that should benefit you. When the tool is used, it does wonderful things for your life. If you allow it to master you, it will bring pain, frustration, and disappointment. Mastering the tool of finances will bring you into the abundant life that God has prepared for you. Here are some questions from readers about kids and money, investments, and the “D” word – debt.
April 13, 2011

Volume 1 – Your Money Answers: What happens if the wife earns more than the husband?

So what, no one should care. As long as no individuals holds it over that other person, it does not matter. The husband and the wife […]
April 13, 2011

Money Corner Question: Should married couples have separate checking accounts

One of the major factors in divorce is communication not money. Once you stop communicating, every things else falls including money. Having separate personal checking accounts with […]
March 27, 2011

God’s view on a balance budget

This column is not intended to degrade any political party or to seek benefit for any entity. It is intended to show the original intent of […]
March 27, 2011

Fashionable debt

I know that if you read books, it states there is good debt and bad debt. Let me say this – Debt can be the enemy […]
March 27, 2011

Should you invest or blow your tax return?

About now many are getting their tax returns. The key question for these individuals – what should I do with my return? This has baffled many […]
March 3, 2011

Financial Healing

John 5:6 When Jesus saw the man and realized that he had been crippled for a long time, he asked him, “Do you want to be […]
February 17, 2011

The plastic is not your friend – credit card debt begins to double

Have you heard the latest news that credit card debt has doubled from the past couple of years in looking at the latest economic numbers? Could […]
February 14, 2011

Stewardship at its best

Excerpts from Hostile Takeover –  Manifesting God’s Plan and Purpose for Your Finances  Psalm 24:1 declares that, “The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof; […]
February 14, 2011

The plastic is not your friend – credit card debt doubles

Have you heard the latest news that credit card debt has doubled from the past couple of years? Could it be that most people feel more […]
February 1, 2011

The Power of Financial Resurrection

John 11:11-14 Then he said, “Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep, but now I will go and wake him up.”  The disciples said, “Lord, if he […]
December 27, 2010

Run your own race -teachings from the tortoise and hare

What can we learned from Aesop’s Fable – Tortoise and Hare? We learn patience, planning, vision, and consistency are all keys to success not only in […]
December 14, 2010

Position of Strength!

Are you at a position of strength and power with your finances? Are you leveraging what you have? Having money is not about spending? It is […]
November 7, 2010

Can Prayer and Finances Coexist?

Many times prayer is utilized in where we are defenseless or at our wits end. For some, prayer is looked upon as the last resort because […]
October 27, 2010

Good days and bad days are promised

The economic downturn has hit us hard in many ways more than one. There are job losses, foreclosures, and piles of debt that many people were […]
October 27, 2010

Here’s God’s platform about the economy

Give – Acts 20:35   I have shown you in every way, by laboring like this, that you must support the weak. And remember the words of […]
October 22, 2010

Start cutting expenses now – think like a corporation

At the end of the day you want to ensure that your income is greater than your expenses. You have to start thinking like a corporation. A […]
October 22, 2010

Ways to increase your financial position

1. Establish a budget – this is the key to winning the battle. You will find more money by just creating a budget. Proverbs 27:23 2. […]
October 15, 2010

Master your money

Mastering your money is a God given right. Cedric’s new book, Hostile Takeover – Manifesting God’s Plan and Purpose for Your Finances, enables you to learn the timeless biblical principles […]
October 9, 2010

God’s plan of getting out of debt

  Excerpts taking from Hostile Takeover – Manifetsing God’s Plan and Purpose for Your Finances  1. Compile a list of all your debts from the smallest […]
October 9, 2010

The most common advice about money that we don’t talk about…

The one thing about finance that we don’t discuss consistently in which we should  is stewardship. Before we talk about saving, spending and investing, we have […]
September 25, 2010

You don’t have to go into bankruptcy

Many Americans are hurting due to the economic downturn in our economy. The blame can be given to the person who owns the debt or the persons who loaned them the money
September 17, 2010

Why the tithe is good for America?

Malachi 3:10 Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and […]
September 16, 2010

How to Freeing Oneself from Poverty

Proverbs 6:6-11: Take a lesson from the ants, you lazybones. Learn from their ways and become wise! Though they have no prince or governor or ruler to make […]
September 15, 2010

How the Distribution of Wealth Will Solve America’s Problem

The Distribution of Wealth Will Solve America’s Problem
September 9, 2010

The Mind

Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ […]
September 8, 2010

Walk and Hear

Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors (Proverbs 8:34).  There are times in our […]
August 30, 2010

Apart from Me, I Cannot Do Anything

“Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you […]
August 21, 2010

What are you seeing?

Most people get stuck looking in the natural realm and never experience God and all of his benefits.
August 21, 2010

His Promises

A promise is a commitment by someone to do or not to do something. It can be also enforced by a legally binding contract. Promises are […]
August 8, 2010

The “B” Word

It is not often that we need more money; it is our ability to handle what is in our hands. We have to work with the rock in our hands.
August 7, 2010

Hostile Takeover – Don’t Be Moved By The Economy

At no time in our recent history has the economic situation both in the United States and the international community been in such crisis. Families everywhere […]
August 7, 2010

Birthing Pains for Your Vision

“And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered. (Revelation 12:2)”.  What has God birth in you? Why are you here? […]
August 3, 2010

Don’t be moved by the economy

As the economy is coming out of the recession, you will begin to hear to change your habits. Change the way to spend, change the way that you save, change the way that you do things. The news will say it is okay for you to buy on credit, it is ok to compile more debt. I like to offer a simple solution. Resist the ploy.
August 1, 2010

Tools ‹ Hostile Takeover — WordPress

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August 1, 2010

How is your giving in this down economy?

Giving is one of the greatest opportunities of stewardship.
July 29, 2010

Tired of the economy, begin to recite these scriptures over your life, career, and finances

Deuteronomy 8:18 But thou shalt remember the Lord thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his […]
July 29, 2010

How are your benefits?

A benefit is an advantage that no one else gets. Companies today are taking benefits away that people have had for many decades. Funding of retirement, social security and health care are threaten to be eliminated.
July 23, 2010

Ant Like Behavior

Investing like an ant is a concept that we may need to take to heart. There is no ultimate investment. Investments are comprised of different categories. Investing is a process of having a continuous, long-term focus.
July 14, 2010

No More Bankruptcy – Begin to Prosper

God wants you blessed. God is your father and God is good. A good father does not allow his children to go without if it is within his power to provide for them what they need. A good father ensures that his children’s needs are met
June 30, 2010

Prosperity Principles

What is prosperity? Prosperity does not mean riches. Prosperity means to succeed in reaching a particular goal in your life, to succeed in one's affairs, to become bountiful and cheerful. Prosperity cannot be just money. Prosperity is all encompassing in every aspect of life. Money is just a side effect of prosperity.
June 24, 2010

Financial Promises III

Read more about these promises in Hostile Takeover – www.cedricdukes.com Propserity Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go […]
June 21, 2010

Finanical Promises

Proverbs 3: 5- 6 – Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you […]
June 21, 2010

HTF 12: Financial Promises

Luke 6:38 – Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full—pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, […]
June 13, 2010

HTF 11: Debt is not fashionable

Some of us have some type of debt. I know that if you read books, it states there is good debt and bad debt. Let me […]
June 10, 2010

Promises

A promise is a commitment by someone to do or not to do something. It can be also enforced by a legally binding contract.
June 6, 2010

HTF 10: Luke 4:18 Experience

He understood their condition and addressed their condition. He understood their physical need and then provided them with the spiritual meat that they needed.
May 31, 2010

Work with what you got!

So many times we are hammered with payments, bill, debts, and etc.
May 25, 2010

HTF 9: The Breakthrough of Debt is in Your House

As you can see the widow was in dire straights because the creditors were taking her sons. She had now where to go. No money because her husband was dead. The prophet Elisha told her to go borrow some containers and pour her oil into them until they are filled. Afterwards, she went back to the prophet and the prophet told her these words - Go, sell the oil, and live off the rest. Her miracle to get out of debt was immediate. This tells us that the breakthrough of debt is in your house!
May 24, 2010

HTF 8: True Intentions of Giving

Giving should not be out of a personal need. Giving must be out of a willing and thankful heart.  Most people will judge you by your […]
May 24, 2010

HTF 7: Nothing Works Anymore

“As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts higher than your thoughts (Isaiah 55:9).”  Why […]
April 24, 2010

Questions to Ask Daily

These are some questions to ask your self at the end of the day. Be honest 1. How did God show up for me? 2. What […]
April 24, 2010

HTF 6 – God’s Plan for the Economy – Isaiah 48:17

  At no time in our recent history has the economic situation both in the United States and the international community been in such crisis. Families […]
April 20, 2010

HTF 5 – The Tithe Can Change Your Life

I know that we are experiencing high unemployment, personal bankruptcies, and declining incomes in our economy.
April 9, 2010

HTF 4: Invest Wisely Like An Ant

Investing like an ant is a concept that we may need to take to heart. There is no ultimate investment. Investments are comprised of different categories. Investing is a process of having a continuous, long-term focus.
March 23, 2010

HTF Issue 3: Financial Vision

It is important to have a vision. We have vision for our careers, our families, and our personal growth. What about having a vision for your […]
March 20, 2010

The Alternative Bailout Plan for America (Isaiah 48:17)

  Hostile Takeover  –Manifesting God’s Plan and Purpose for Your Finances At no time in our recent history has the economic situation both in the United […]
March 13, 2010

HTF Issue 2: Giving of Your Finances

Excerpts Taken from Hostile Takeover – Manifesting God’s Plan and Purpose for Your Finances by Cedric Dukes.   www.CedricDukes.com Giving is one of the greatest opportunities of […]
March 6, 2010

Mustard Seed Faith

“And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by […]
February 14, 2010

As a man thinketh

What is your thinking?
January 26, 2010

Just Ask!

I know that in today’s world, we ask all sorts of questions and get all types of answers. We get answers through the means of the blackberry, […]
December 25, 2009

Why Give?

Excerpts Taken from Hostile Takeover – Manifesting God’s Plan and Purpose for Your Finances by Cedric Dukes.   www.CedricDukes.com Giving is one of the greatest opportunities of […]
December 22, 2009

Let Down Your Nets

An issue that most people deal with is control. Control is all about self – self centered, self willed and self wanting. Having or being in […]
November 20, 2009

Your Strategic Allainces

There are people in your life that are assigned to you. They will push you forward to your destiny. They are important because God has put them in your life. Their race, economic status, gender or nationality does not matter. They are your strategic alliances.
October 31, 2009

HTF Issue 1: Eliminate Debt By Scriptures

Excerpts Taken from Hostile Takeover – Manifesting God’s Plan and Purpose for Your Finances by Cedric Dukes.Order at www.CedricDukes.com ——————————————————————————————— Debt is the enemy of your […]
September 14, 2009

Nothing Works Anymore

“As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts higher than your thoughts (Isaiah 55:9).” Why […]
September 3, 2009

Lasting Impressions

  Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ. […]
August 24, 2009

Is Prosperity of God?

“Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth (3 John 1: 2)” Is every area […]
August 15, 2009

Please Forgive Me for Offending You

And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses (Mark […]
August 5, 2009

Release the Truth in Yourself

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end […]
June 1, 2017

Your name is your brand

A good name is more desirable than great riches (Proverbs 22:1) Your name is all you have. Your name not only speaks volumes about you, but […]
May 29, 2017

You life is a ministry

Your life on earth is to accomplish the mission that God has given you. You are on earth for ministry. Ministry means serve people through a […]
May 29, 2017

Preventive ways to eliminate of wasting time

Share these ideas with your children. Learning these traits will help them now than later. Don’t procrastinate (do them now) Don’t be afraid to say no […]
May 28, 2017

Truth about YOUR time