What do you carry in your wallet? I can’t deal with a thick wallet, so I always keep mine cleaned out. It bothers me to sit on anything, so I prefer to carry a thin card holder in my front pocket, which also makes it easier to avoid pickpockets in crowds. I also carry a money clip for cash.
My wallet contains my driver’s license, health insurance card, library card, Speedy Rewards card (gas station rewards membership), and a keychain-size Kroger discount card on one side, and the other side has my Chase Freedom® card, my ATM/Debit card, and a Kroger gift card that I purchased at a 10% discount for the free groceries promotion.
My money clip has $73, which is about average for me. I usually grab more cash when I drop below $40. I don’t know why though, because I use my rewards credit card for most purchases. I guess carrying a little extra cash makes me feel more secure.
That’s it! Every once and awhile I keep a receipt in there and I also carry one of my business credit cards if I know I will need to purchase something related to my business. I currently have the The AmEx Gold Card and a Discover Business Card (see our featured business credit cards for more great options). Otherwise I keep my business cards filed away at home.
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