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Sandra Is a Single Mother And Worried About Paying For College

Question: Dear Steve, I am a 40-year old single mother of one. Currently, I have $22K in credit card debt among 3 creditors: American Express $16K (9.99%), Home Depot $3K (12%), and Furniture Express $3K (zero interest and payment until March 2010). I have $35K in student loans (6.2%) with Wachovia, who is also the …

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Can I Use My American Express Points to Settle My American Express Card Balance?

Question: Dear Steve, I have a $19,000 balance with American Express. I also have like 500,000 points. If I settle what will happen to the points? Can they be applied against the settlement amount? Jose Answer: Dear Jose, You ask a great question. You will need to do something with your points before you even …

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