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Old 09-17-2015, 10:28 PM   #21
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Been using a binder clip for a while now. Love it, no extra bulk.
For the password, carry a business card, and write something on the back that will help you remember your password (fake address or phone number?).
Also, cheap to try it out!

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Old 09-17-2015, 10:49 PM   #22
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Not for OP, works for me.
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Old 09-18-2015, 07:07 AM   #23
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Looking at this thread, it seems like a lot of good choices out there. I recently went with this: Oil Tin Cloth Tri-Fold Wallet | Filson. My main criteria was to get something durable, so hopefully this will fit the bill. My review is first one on the list. It's not RFID blocking though, so if that is your priority, this may not be right for you.
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Inexpensive, RFID safe, unattractive to pickpockets, and you get breath mints.

Keep Your Identity Safe With An Altoid Tin Wallet - HackCollege

Seriously, though, just buy the wallet you want, and don't worry about RFID protection. You can always buy a few of these to put your credit cards in. Much cheaper, unless you're spending big bucks on a wallet anyway. I would just pick up a decent one at Bass Shoes or something, under $20.
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Old 09-18-2015, 08:36 AM   #25
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After having the regular tri-fold bulky wallet in my back pocket forever, I looked through it to see what I really have used. So I bought a 'card case' on Amazon, have my ID and 2 credit cards (one is 'just in case'), folded a 50,20,10 and 5 dollar bills (just in case), and carry one 'business' card. This is great for my back pocket and soooooooo much more comfortable. I also grab some cash which goes in my front pocket along with my keys on the way out (phone in other front pocket). This has worked perfectly in the past 6-8 months. When I need to carry other cards which is rare, there is still room. No more bulky wallet !!!!

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I have used one of these to carry all my cards (credit, licenses, passport, medical, etc.), in my front pocket, for over fifteen years now. I carry cash with a money clip in the opposite pocket.

(I notice that the "cash" I carry is two twenty dollar bills that I have been carrying for so long (10 yrs?) that they are of the old style and so ragged they may not be spendable.)
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Thanks to all. After looking at the various options I am going to get a BigSkinny wallet it seems the best compromise. No RFD protection, but I have little sleeves to handle that problem.
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Old 09-18-2015, 11:01 AM   #28
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I have a dockers tri-fold wallet. It seems pretty good so far. I have had it about a year.

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Old 09-18-2015, 07:45 PM   #29
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I've used the All-ett for a few years and been very happy. VERY thin. Amazon has it, also from manufacturer.$19.99
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Old 09-19-2015, 08:59 AM   #30
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Bellroy makes wonderful, small wallets.


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Old 09-19-2015, 01:01 PM   #31
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Until the GPS enabled wallet comes out, will have to rely on the "beeper" wallet.

edit: Oops wrote that before finding this:
https://www.thetrackr.com/wallet

Ever lose your wallet?
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Old 09-19-2015, 07:39 PM   #32
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No particular recommendation, but a search for "men's wallet" on Amazon yielded a large selection. Good thing, since my wallet is getting a bit ratty...
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Old 09-19-2015, 11:00 PM   #33
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The all-ett.com is my fave. I somehow keep collecting cards, memberships and such. These wallets are the best I have found and handle any "overflow" cards until I can downsize again.
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The all-ett.com is my fave. I somehow keep collecting cards, memberships and such. These wallets are the best I have found and handle any "overflow" cards until I can downsize again.
+3 on the all-ett. I am on my second one and LOVE it. I currently have about 13+ cards in it:

-Driver's License
-Military ID
-Pilot's Certificate
-6 Credit/ATM Cards
-VFW Key Card
-Student ID
-Kroger Scan Card
-8 Business Cards
-Public Transportation Scan Card
-4 Cash Bills
-A Couple Pieces of Paper (FAA medical,etc.)

It's so thin, I often think I don't have it with me.

Here's what it looks like with all that crap in it:

EDIT: They have an RFID model now.
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Old 09-20-2015, 12:41 PM   #35
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Is that a discontinued model. Looks like a window on outside and I have not seen that one. Not on their website. Is it fabric or leather? I lovemy fabric ones.
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Is that a discontinued model. Looks like a window on outside and I have not seen that one. Not on their website. Is it fabric or leather? I lovemy fabric ones.
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It is available on Amazon...and yes, it's the fabric version. I do love it so...it's the best wallet I have ever owned. I am a big fan of the outside window too. When I was still w*rking, it was very handy for the plant ID (you had to show them at the gate).

Here's the link on Amazon:

Allett SoftTech Nylon Outside ID Black at Amazon Menā€™s Clothing store:
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Do the new chip and sign credit cards have rfid ? I tried googling for info, but couldn't find anything that I felt was credible.
No. You must physically insert them into a reader to initiate a transaction.
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From all l have read, RFID is not a problem for credit cards.

I've slimmed down my wallet by dumping most unnecessary cards. Many stores will take a phone number instead of those loyalty cards.

Also now wear the wallet in my front pocket. Makes a guy look better from the rear. ☺
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From all l have read, RFID is not a problem for credit cards.



I've slimmed down my wallet by dumping most unnecessary cards. Many stores will take a phone number instead of those loyalty cards.



Also now wear the wallet in my front pocket. Makes a guy look better from the rear. ☺

I recently lost my wallet. Never found it, so had a new credit card and debit card reissued. Bought a new inexpensive wallet at Kohl's, one big enough to put my car keys in my coin purse. Since I don't need to take the key out to open or start the car, it's simple. And I will never drive anywhere without my wallet! Women's pockets don't work for wallets, except for my cargo pants.

Loyalty cards go on a separate key ring, except for the grocery one and the gym one, which are on my main keys, along with AAA card.


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