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$800,000 spent in one day on Malaysia ex-PM's cards, court hears

$  800,000 spent in one day on Malaysia ex-PM's cards, court hearsCredit cards belonging to Malaysia’s disgraced ex-leader Najib Razak were used to spend over $ 800,000 in one day at a luxury jeweller in Italy, a court has heard. The 2014 spending spree is the latest evidence of what critics say is the lavish lifestyle enjoyed by Najib after he and his cronies allegedly plundered state coffers. The claims played a major part in Najib’s government losing power at elections last year.



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Customized cash back could be the best thing to happen to millennials’ credit cards

Customized cash back could be the best thing to happen to millennials’ credit cardsIf you purchase something through MashStash, Mashable might earn some cash through an affiliate commission.

If you don't have 3-D printed shoes and your own personal emoji, are you even really living? The millennial generation has made customization the new norm — and that's a good thing. Rather than conform to a one-size-fits-all formula, this generation expects a multitude of choice right at their fingertips, whether it's shopping online, scrolling through a dating app, or deciding what to order on their lunch app. 

Customization has also fueled the rise of smart technology. Innovations like smart thermostats and remote pet monitors give you greater control over your life, with the ultimate goal of making everyday things work more intelligently for you. Of course, this outlook also applies to money.

To meet this growing demand for control and customization, Bank of America kicked off the the new year with the introduction of a new Bank of America® Cash Rewards credit card designed to fit your specific spending habits and help you rack up more rewards. 

## Millennials are meeting savings goals

Older generations and even millennials themselves have been quick to judge Gen Y as being frivolous with money, but it turns out this isn't the case at all. Bank of America's 2018 Better Money Habits Millennial Report found that millennials are actually just as good, or better, than earlier generations when it comes to managing money. BoA found that 67% of millennials who have a savings goal stick to it nearly every month, and 73% of millennials who have a budget stick to it nearly every month. As a result, 47% of those millennials have $ 15,000 or more in savings and 16% have $ 100,000 or more in savings. The credit card you use can be one more financial tool for supporting those good habits.

## Maximize the power of choice

Even if you're an ace at budgeting, your spending habits can fluctuate from month to month. The Bank of America Cash Rewards credit card takes a more customized approach to rewards by offering 3 percent cash back in a category of your choosing, 2 percent at grocery stores and wholesale clubs (up to $ 2,500 in combined quarterly purchases in these categories), and 1 percent on everything else. The new choice categories — which you can change once per billing cycle — include gas, online shopping, dining, travel, drug stores, and home improvements and furnishings.

## Make the most of your spending

To break it down, let's say you're going on a road trip and your gas spends will be significantly higher than usual, or you're moving into a new apartment and buying new furniture and housewares. You can earn more cash back on those big purchases by changing your choice category to "gas" or "home improvements and furnishings," respectively. The cash back you earn can then be redeemed as a deposit into your Bank of America checking or savings accounts; a credit to eligible Merrill Edge and Merrill Lynch accounts, including 529 accounts; a statement credit to your credit card; or a check. 

To help you determine which category will help you earn the most cash back, Bank of America gives you a snapshot of your previous spends. Apply and earn cash back on your terms and enjoy the next generation of rewards today. 

Note: Any opinions, analyses, reviews or recommendations expressed in this article are those of the author's alone, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any card issuer.



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Daughter's plea draws 50,000 birthday cards for US veteran

Daughter's plea draws 50,000 birthday cards for US veteranFULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — When Sue Morse requested on Facebook that friends send her father well-wishes for his Dec. 30 birthday, she expected maybe 160 cards.



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Target Apologizes For Father's Day 'Baby Daddy' Cards

Target Apologizes For Father's Day 'Baby Daddy' CardsTarget apologized and pulled a Father's Day card off its shelves after it drew



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Waitress Arrested on First Day on Job After Allegedly Skimming Customers` Credit Cards

Waitress Arrested on First Day on Job After Allegedly Skimming Customers` Credit CardsA server`s first day on the job at an Oklahoma restaurant didn't last long after she was arrested for allegedly using a credit card skimmer on customers` cards.



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16 Fun and Free Printable Father's Day Cards

16 Fun and Free Printable Father's Day Cards



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America vs. China in South China Sea: Aircraft Carrier Face-Off Now In the Cards?

America vs. China in South China Sea: Aircraft Carrier Face-Off Now In the Cards?China’s only aircraft carrier in service, the Liaoning, is now in the South China Sea for a six-day drill that began on Thursday, state papers have confirmed. Reuters has also reported that the Liaoning strike group has sailed into waters close to the southern province of Hainan, flanked by 40 other warships and submarines, as seen in a satellite image. Observers believe these vessels may be from the People’s Liberation Army Navy’s three major fleets, as Beijing wants a variety of vessels from different naval command regions to sail with the Liaoning to hone their inter-fleet interoperability.



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California begins issuing Real ID cards for residents traveling on planes or internationally

California begins issuing Real ID cards for residents traveling on planes or internationallyStarting January 22nd California will begin issuing special identification cards for flying on an airplane and traveling internationally.



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Cards Flood In for Boy, 5, Who Remains in Hospital Following Texas Church Massacre

Cards Flood In for Boy, 5, Who Remains in Hospital Following Texas Church MassacreRyland Ward is recovering after he was shot five times.



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18 Funny Holiday Cards For Couples Who Hate Cutesy Stuff

18 Funny Holiday Cards For Couples Who Hate Cutesy StuffAfter you’ve picked out an awesome holiday gift for your significant other, a generic, cheesy card just won’t suffice.



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