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I’m Thinking of Using Debt Settlement to Clear Our American Express Debt. – Lynn

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“Dear Steve, A move from California to Texas (and a pay cut… though cost of living decreased, credit card bills/car loans did not!) is putting us in financial strain. We just had our second child and I am still paying on the medical bills 3 months later. We’re not yet *behind* on anything, but one of our bills is really ... Read More »

I Am in Debt to American Express And Being Sued By AMEX. – Linda

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Linda “Dear Steve, I have been a customer for 13 years. In that time my payments were never late. Dec. 2007, I was late. A customer rep called me and I handled it right away. (Late payment was the result of an unexpected death in immediate family.) As a result the interest rate was raised to the maximum 29%. This ... Read More »

American Express Earnings Drop 80%. Oh, Boo Hoo.

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American Express, AMEX, reported a 79% drop in earnings in the fourth-quarter. I rounded it up to 80% because it just made me feel better. Apparently American Express customers are defaulting at a higher pace than expected and the downturn in the economy has lead to financial hardship of many card members. Could that be because they were allowed to ... Read More »

How Can I Lower My Interest Rates or Eliminate or Consolidate My Credit Cards? – Anna

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“Dear Steve, I own a t-shirt printing/embroidery co. I used credit cards to expand because I couldn’t get the money I needed for cash flow. I was doing well and seem to be turning around but last year was difficult and I fell behind on a few payments & had late pays. I am collecting things to sell also making ... Read More »

Fred Owes AMEX $40,000 And Can’t Pay American Express Back

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“Dear Steve, I own a home based business (S corporate in CA). Since the begining of the year, I’ve been make less than previous year. Hoping it would change, I used my AMEX to make up for the difference….You can figure out the rest. My bill of 40K+ is due in a couple of days and I have made next ... Read More »

Valerie And Her Vanishing American Express Card Business Account

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“Dear Steve, I had an American Express business account. I ran it up to $2000 when my husband was in the hospital for 4 months and couldn’t pay it all at once. I finally paid it off in about 2-3 months. When I paid it off completely, they cancelled my card. They said the reason was that my “other” credit ... Read More »

American Express to Cut 7,000 Jobs. Experience The Freedom Of Joblessness.

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As part of a reengineering plan, American Express plans to cut some 7,000 jobs, or about 10% of its work force, the company said Thursday morning. The company will cut staffing levels, reduce compensation, lower operating costs, and scale back its investment spending. "We've been engaged for the past few months in an intensive, companywide review of priorities and staffing levels," said Kenneth Read More »

Ed Is Scared But Courageous In The Face Of His Debt

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“Dear Steve, Let me start by saying it has been very hard for me to get to this point and ask for help. I hate that I am where I am financially (due to factors both within and not within in my control). I’m 45 years old and for most of my life used to stay very on top of ... Read More »

ML Writes In, “I Can’t Pay My American Express Card.”

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“Dear Steve, I am self employed and have lost an important account. I now cannot pay the minimum on my American Express card, which is $2,000.00. If I pay them I can’t pay my other expenses. Have you any ideas ?” Dear ML, Ouch! I know how much it hurts to lose a major account and have your income suddenly ... Read More »

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