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Old 02-16-2010, 06:50 PM   #21
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Way more stuff in my pocketbook than I probably need. I weed it out periodically. I should switch to a small satchel style with a long broad strap or maybe a tiny backpack. The unbalanced-on-1-shoulder pocketbook method is hurting my upper body lately (weather related ).

I have the basics in my wallet...license, 2 cashback credit cards, grocery store discount card, boat club membership card, Sears cc, medical and emergency contact info, my trust attorney's info, and enough cash to fill the tank with gasoline if we ever have an extended power outage .
Also the last 2 weeks of cc receipts so I can check the charges online.
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I also realized there are no teen-age boys here. No one admitted to a condom.
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Why? Just in case you get the impulse to go back to w*rk?
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Old 02-16-2010, 07:31 PM   #24
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I also realized there are no teen-age boys here. No one admitted to a condom.
Hmmm...must not be any teenage girls here either.....
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... the one thing you should carry is a list of medications you take including dosages and what you are allergic to .
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I also realized there are no teen-age boys here. No one admitted to a condom.
I only carry things in my wallet that I might use!
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Yeah, I decided the other day that I was doing a George Costanza and it was time to lighten up on the unnecessary crap in the wallet. So I'm going to use this as an excuse to pull everything out and be selective about what goes back in:

Credit Cards
- Discover
- American Express (Starwood hotels rewards card)
- MasterCard
- Visa

ATM/Checking Cards
- Police Credit Union
- Wells Fargo
- Chase Bank
- Starbucks gift card (might still have a balance)

Everything else
- Driver's license
- Combination Police Dept. Identification & State & Federal CCW permit
- Proof of insurance
- Health insurance card
- AAA card
- Hilton VIP card
- CVS discount card
- Barnes & Noble discount card
- Office Depot rewards card
- Best Buy rewards card
- Foodie Club reward card
- Whole Paycheck Bread Card (Rustic Italian, baby)
- TGF Haircuts reward card
- $222 in cash
- 4 restaurant receipts (any other receipts go home in the sack with the stuff)
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costco membership card
a doozen business cards
$140 cash
two health insurance cards
a couple of notes with phone numbers, etc.
work-supplied ID that I need (by law) to enter client sites
Driver's License
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Why? Just in case you get the impulse to go back to w*rk?

Actually my license is coming up for renewal and I'm thinking of renewing it . I've had the license for forty two years so what's another two years .I want to be ready in case I find a great medical mission who want a very very experienced nurse !
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OK...lemme see if I can remember it all, 'cause I ain't getting up to get my wallet!

Driver's license
2 Visa CC
1 Visa bank card
BC/BS ins. card
BC/BS prescription card
Various hotel/motel reward program cards
Union Membership Card
Union Retiree Membership Card
Union Local Retiree Card
Auto Ins. card
American Hort. Society membership card
AARP card
Pension Fund ID card
Clergy ID
Bank deposit slip
Postage stamps
2 free tickets for the Spirit of Peoria paddle-wheeler (Peoria, IL)
Medical info card (prescriptions, vaccinations, allergies, medical history info)
"Buy 12 Get 1 Free" card for 50# bags of wild bird seed at the feed store
$95 cash (4x $20, 1x $10, 1x $5)
A couple of friend's business cards
A few own business "Enjoying Life" cards
A couple pieces of paper with some notes/addresses on them
A bandaid

Before we left home on our current trip, I took my Library card out of my wallet and replaced it with the 2nd Visa CC.....also took my passport card out and left it in the safe. And I lost my grocery store discount card somewhere at some time, so I need to grab a new one when I get home.

Besides all that in my wallet, in my pockets I carry 3 USB thumb-drives, a spare set of keys (house, car, garage, etc), a comb, some loose change, a few $1's (for tips, vending machines, etc), 2 bandannas, cellphone, and nail clippers....plus my main set of keys clipped on my belt.

Geez.....and I'm probably forgetting some stuff too!
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Old 02-16-2010, 11:56 PM   #31
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Drivers License
AAA card
Health Insurance card
Proof of Insurance card
Mastercard
ATM card
Library Card
Costco Card
$48
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A bunch of junk, for sure. Task list for the cleanup Saturday.
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Old 02-17-2010, 06:10 AM   #33
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I don’t carry an actual wallet but in or near my credit card case, in order of use or importance:

driver’s license
transit pass
Visa credit card
cash
health insurance card
two museum memberships
museum membership card (for guest of CuppaJoe)
two library cards
two ATM cards
personal emergency phone numbers
supermarket card (for discounts)
ATM receipt
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Driver's license
3 credit cards
ATM card
Health insurance and prescription cards
Motorcycle registration and insurance certificate for that
Library card
Private pilot's license
$118 cash
Retired police ID card
Credit union account card
Grocery store discount card
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Security badge for getting into the office
2 Personal Credit Cards
1 Work credit card
3 Car insurance cards
1 Health insurance card
$360 in cash
2 "Secure ID" password generators for logging into trading terminals
Police friend's business card for getting out of trouble
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I carry only the American Express Centurian (black) card.

If I was, for example, hiking in the Himalias and wanted to be air-lifted out for a black-tie affair. I would use my sattelite phone to call the number on the back of the card for immediate helicopter support.

Or if I needed to rent at the last minute an entire bull-fighting arena then they could arrange that.

My life has been so much better since I was accepted into the world of American Express Centurian.

The fees were only $5k to start and another $2.5k annually but it is well worth it.

When I use it people are impressed.
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I dont carry an actual wallet but in or near my credit card case.....
That's what I use too...a credit card case, made of genuine imitation leather! It a whole lot less bulky than a regular wallet, and easier to fit in my front pocket. (I can't handle sitting on a wallet...makes me sit lopsided, and messes my back up!)
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I carry only the American Express Centurian (black) card.
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The fees were only $5k to start and another $2.5k annually but it is well worth it.

When I use it people are impressed.
Are you being serious? Do you have a Centurian? And if the answer is yes, is the card worth it?
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Driver's license
2 Visa CC
Starwoods Amex Card
2 Debit bank cards
BC/BS ins. card
MEDCO prescription card
Various hotel/motel reward program cards
Delta Dental Card
Casino players Card
BMW MOA Card
Food discount Card
AARP card
Avis discount Card
Hertz discount Card
Clothing store discount card
Library Card
GM protection plan Card
less than $100
A couple of friend's business cards
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