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Nationwide Credit Took Over My American Express. – Barbara


I owe them money I have been paying since 2007 400 a month with a different collection agency and then nationwide took over and I have been paying them 500 a month and now I am having a hard time making the 500 a month payment. They have called my family and have been harrassing me and my family constantly ... Read More »

What is An Honest Solution to Reduce My American Express Debt? – Joel


Over a period of 10 years or so, I have increased my American Express debt to $37,000. I own a home improvement business, and have been putting material costs on this card. My monthly minimum payment is over $700, and I try and pay at least $1000 a month to it, but it is becoming extremely difficult to continue this. ... Read More »

I Have Accounts With AMEX and B of A That Are About to go to Collections. – Edward


Edward “Dear Steve, I am not a great storyteller so here is my situation- I have three accts with AMEX that are charged off and are about to go to collections total is about $8,000 I have credit acct with BoA that is charged off to the tune of $5,000, I don’t know what to do. I lost my job ... Read More »

I’m a Student and Can’t Pay My AMEX Bill. – Erin


Erin “Dear Steve, I am a student, owe AMEX $5,500….am in a full time graduate accelerated program for next 14 months, cannot work & cannot pay the minimum payment, my mom has been helping me but cannot do it anymore..I called AMEX to try & get some help but all they offered was a low interest rate My mom is ... Read More »

AMEX Says They Don’t Own My Account Anymore. – MD


“Dear Steve, AMEX sent me a letter to make a payment by 6/16/10 or possible placement with a collection agency. Account was sent to a collection agency on 6/05/10 prior to deadline. I called today and found that the account is cancelled and cannot talk to them anymore. I went online and still was able to make a partial payment ... Read More »

American Express Told Me They Won’t Work With Individuals. – JS


“Dear Steve, My husband and I have been struggling with credit card debt. In 2004 my husband started a small business which was paying well until the economy took a nose dive. Aug of 2008 we put 5 of our 6 credit cards on a debt consolidation program. Thankfully we are nearing the end of those payments. But we kept ... Read More »

Plastic Power: Smart Strategies for Making the Most of Your Credit Cards


At, we help thousands of people with too much debt. So you probably figure we’d think credit cards are terrible, right? Wrong! Credit cards can be a great tool and can even save you money if you’re smart about how you use them. That doesn’t mean charging up a storm on things you can’t afford, or even using your ... Read More »

I Lost My Job And Then Found Out I Was Pregnant. – Amanda


“Dear Steve, In August ’08 I lost my job and a month later found out I was pregnant. I was in search of a job immediately after losing my job but still used my card for a few things. I have a $9400 american express deb from over the years. That was one card that overwhelmed me due to affording ... Read More »

I Owe American Express and I Am About to Start a Debt Repayment Plan With Money Management International. – Shelley


Shelley “Dear Steve, I have about $26,000 in credit card debt and am about to start a plan with Money Management International. The question I have is about the American Express account, which is about $12,000. Over the last year, iIt has bounced from 2 collection agencies to a law firm, Mann-Bracken. I am never able to make the $300 ... Read More »

Sharin and Lipshie Just Froze My Assets for My Business American Express


“Dear Steve, i recently had a business i shut down , real estate related, we had a american express card in the business , they just had a lawyer freeze assets in my personal bank account , and my account i share with my 95 year old father, the firm was sharin and lipshie, is there any thing i can ... Read More »

American Express is Horrible. They Are Suing Me. – Jonathan


“Dear Steve, Amex is horrible. Apparently they are suing me for 15k. Long story short; got behind on my Amex bill 60/90 days in Nov 08, they sent me to third party collector (Allied Interstate). In Nov I called Amex trying to pay them, they wouldn’t work with me at all. Setup DMP with CareOne, who sent Allied 3 checks ... Read More »

I Wrote to You Before and Things are Getting Better. – Michael


“Dear Steve, About 9 months ago, I wrote you in tough shape. I had racked up about $35k in credit card debt through undergrad, law school, and a period of unemployment before starting a job which I began last July. I’ve really been scrimping and saving, and between the money I’ve put from my paychecks into debt repayment, and my ... Read More »

I Was Given an AMEX Card With The Business and My Name On It. – John


“Dear Steve, A family member (father) owned a business that I helped operate for a short period of time. My sister worked in the office at this time. I was given a AMEX business credit card with the business and my name on it. Eventually, my father retired and closed the business. Soon there after, I learned that the card ... Read More »

I Am Being Sued By American Express but Have a Stipulated Judgment. – Maria


“Dear Steve, I am being sued by American Exp. original amount was $37,000 they agreed to take 100.00 a month but when I got the judgement stipulation they had tacked on 10,000 more in legal fees. Originally the collection agency for them had agreed to accept 100.00 a month they did for a year,but then stopped the automatic withdraw without ... Read More »

American Express is Not Being Reasonable and Won’t Work With Us. – Bob


“Dear Steve, We are being sued by American Express. We had a Flex Pay balance of about 8K along with the monthly charges we paid off with each statement. We routinely paid 2000-3000 per month to Amex of which 10% went to the Flex Pay. Amex would put some of our charges in the Flex Pay although we didn’t instruct ... Read More »

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