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Old 02-16-2010, 12:33 PM   #1
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What's in your wallet?

The topic on taking out the debit card from the wallet in another post got me thinking about my HEAVY purse size wallet. Most women tend to have larger wallets - I only carry mine IF I have my purse on me. Trips to movies or dinners, I detest carrying a purse, so just hand DBF my ID & a credit card. But, here's my breakdown for fun:

FF and hotel cards (5 cards)
American Legion card
DAV card
Two military ID's (one for post mobilization medical care)
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Vehicle Registration
1 debit card
4 Visa/MC (one is for mil travel)
1 dept store card
6 PBA ("get out of jail free" cards)
library card
REI membership card
3 giftcards
1 vacation club card
2 sets of forever stamps
1 pic of my beloved furry child (RIP)
14 movie passes
2 bandaids
SHRM membership card
about a buck in loose change
Student ID card
BC/BS card
VA healthcare card
4 business cards from others
6 business cards (mine)
$60 stuffed into nooks & crannies (emergency cash!)
$20 in cash slot where the bills should be

Whew - I knew the thing was heavy!

So, what's in your wallet?
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I have a 5 pound sterling note. No other cash. Some receipts and credit cards and my health insurance card. And my TopSecret Department of Energy never-expires radiation safety training card. It appears that my driver's license is missing.
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Old 02-16-2010, 01:55 PM   #3
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$28 in bills
$1.35 in coins
Drivers Licence
Credit Card
Health Insurance card

15 years ago I lost my wallet, since then I carry as little as possible.
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Drivers license
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Health Insurance card
Auto Insurance card
$138 in bills

Cleaned it out a couple of years ago and decided to keep it that way -- much more comfortable!
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Old 02-16-2010, 02:28 PM   #5
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$59 cash
walmart gift card or two
moe's gift card
moe's $5 certificate
1 frequent diner card at local mexican joint (good for 1 free meal)
1 company issued visa
1 personal visa
1 personal mastercard
1 personal amex
1 access swipe card for work
1 atm card
1 driver's license
1 expired sam's club card
1 insurance card w/ important numbers on back (dr's number, sam's club cafe number)
a grocery store loyalty keychain size card
1 State bar license card
1 State engineering license card
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No cash
two credit cards
Drivers licence
Insurance card
A note to authorities in case of emergency with names and contact numbers.
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I'm always perplexed by the "no cash" folks. I very rarely use it (everything goes on credit cards paid in full), but the few times a year I do, it comes in very handy. Ie purchases under $10 at ethnic grocery stores that only take credit for purchases over $10. Last month, $32 for a new driver's license at DMV (only takes cash or money order).

Part of the perplexity is when the "no cash" folks need cash and ask me if they can borrow cash for cash only "needs". That perplexes the hell out of me.
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Part of the perplexity is when the "no cash" folks need cash and ask me if they can borrow cash for cash only "needs". That perplexes the hell out of me.
How do they pay you back? Do you accept credit cards?
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How do they pay you back? Do you accept credit cards?
The last person that borrowed $ from me paid me back with change purloined from a departed coworkers "change cup".

The previous borrower has to ask his wife for money to pay me back.
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Mine's looking a little bit too much like George Costanza's these days:

2 credit cards
1 ATM card
1 grocery store card
1 bus pass
1 Costco id
library card
driver's license
AARP card
AAA card
voter registration card
auto insurance card
4 other memebership cards
$75 cash
1 ATM receipt

That exlcudes what I threw out while counting.

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library card
driver's license
medical insurance card
dental insurance card
Books a Million gift card
Olive Garden gift card
Nurse's license
Delta frequent flyer card
$30 gift card ( I got it as a rebate from norton )
$95 dollars and a bunch of change
Voter registration card
Two of my pink ebay business cards
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Magnetic access card for office
corporate AmEx CC
personal Visa CC
Personal Mastercard CC
Drivers License
Visa debit card
$451
Medical insurance card
National Parks Senior Pass
Anatomical gift card
Sams Club card
Master Card Debit card
REI card
AARP card
Various state fishing licenses
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As a "no cash" person, I never have a problem if folks want to give me cash. Maybe it's because I often take people to lunch and just pay for everybody ... with a credit card.

Also a no-cash wallet means that money moves from my kids' pockets into mine and not the other way 'round. For example, for me to watch their school games, they need to give me the cost of a ticket in cash earlier in the day.
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I'm always perplexed by the "no cash" folks.
In my case 'no cash' means I hardly ever carry it. Sometimes I do if I think I might need it. Right now?.....I've got no cash.
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The topic on taking out the debit card from the wallet in another post got me thinking about my HEAVY purse size wallet.
Whew - I knew the thing was heavy!
So, what's in your wallet?
At first I was going to comment that it'd be a lot of trouble to replace all that stuff in case of a robbery. But then I realized that you're too weighted down to run, so that wouldn't provoke the robber. And then you could seriously hurt the guy by throwing it at him. Even if he dodged it, by the time he picked it up and sorted through it (because he couldn't run with it either) the police would be on the scene.

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15 years ago I lost my wallet, since then I carry as little as possible.
But I have a habit of losing mine every few years or so, and I don't carry any more than I care to lose. I know from experience that I have spares or can fairly quickly replace these:

Credit card & spare
ATM card
Costco card
La Mariana Sailing Club membership card (Not to sail-- it's for the restaurant.)
Library card
Military ID
Driver's license
Spare keys for cars & house (I lock my keys in cars a lot, too)
Blank check
Kid's photo
... and $100 cash.

I'll be among the first to volunteer to have this converted to an RFID chip and implanted in one of my index fingers.
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$112.00 in bills, no change at the moment
thumb drive
debit mastercard
driver's license
BCBS insurance card
Civil Service Annuity number card
book of forever stamps
10 business cards or scraps of paper with phone numbers for businesses or tradesmen I use
"in case of emergency" contact info for my brother and daughter
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I have the usual crap with tons of cards, but I also have been carrying around a $50 Euro for 6 years now. I plan to change it or spend it some day in the future. I'm sure I'll get back to Europe again, so...
Billy Zane's (the actor) family had a big Greek wedding, and Zane's uncle gave it to my son who gave it to me...and I've been stuck with it ever since.
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PenFed card
Costco AmEx card
Kaiser Permanente health card
library card
$50 Men's Wearhouse reward card
BiMart membership card
Local theater gift card
concealed handgun license
fresh annual Costco rebate check for $171.19
an uncommon $436 in cash.
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What's in your wallet?

Why, do you want to rob me?

Ok here goes...

ATM card
2 Credit Cards
Medical Card
Prescription Card
Grocery Card
Library Card
Motorcycle Club Card
Police I.D. Card
Driver's License
$16 in cash
Half of a dollar bill (don't ask)
Pictures
A couple of phone numbers written on a scrap of paper
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After reading every body's responses and having worked in the medical field for forty years 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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