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Nationwide Credit Took Over My American Express. – Barbara

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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

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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

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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

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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

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“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

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“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

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At GetOutOfDebt.org, 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

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“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

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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

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“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

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“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

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“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

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“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

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“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

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“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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