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What should a man have in his wallet?

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by jakeyt, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    I do not, I live in Denmark and we have government paid hospitals etc., you have to carry it, so they have your info (allergies etc.) in case of you get injured.
     
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  2. ter1413

    ter1413 Senior member

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    aah....
     


  3. the_drizzle

    the_drizzle Senior member

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    I carry:

    ID cards
    AMEX (stopped carrying my other CC since 99/100 places take AMEX)
    Bank card x 2 (one has 1k credit on it for emergencies)
    metro card

    and a money clip with about $100 depending on where I'm going.

    I should probably start carrying my insurance cards.
     


  4. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Senior member

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    Driver's License
    Bar Association card (x2, state and local)
    AAA card
    Secret society card (x2, one for entry to building, one for drinking at the bar)
    Credit Cards (x3)
    Coffee shop card (x2)
    Hotel card
    Airline card
    BJ's card
    Gym membership card
    theater membership card
    health insurance card

    I always try to carry at least a double sawbuck in cash with me at all times.
     
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  5. ter1413

    ter1413 Senior member

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    why hotel and airline? you can just give them your name...
     


  6. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Senior member

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    I use it at other places though too for discounts and/or points.
     


  7. BrianVarick

    BrianVarick Senior member

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    The only thing I carry is a money clip that has to CC's, my id and usually around $20 cash.
     


  8. Warren G.

    Warren G. Senior member

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    What I have in my wallet right now :

    Driver's License
    University ID
    AMEX
    VISA CC
    Debit Card
    A few 20s.

    All fit into this little leather cardholder. I have a london tan one, I just don't feel like snapping a pic :

    [​IMG]
     


  9. Joffrey

    Joffrey Senior member

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    You should definitely carry your insurance card. In case of emergency, the EMS will look at your card to find out that you have insurance and which hospital to take you. I have good insurance which means a good hospital. Don't want to wind up at some dump
     


  10. jakeyt

    jakeyt Senior member

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    Is it a good idea to put multiple cards/things in one slot? I generally haven't done this...
     


  11. suited

    suited Senior member

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    I avoid this because it can stretch out the slot, making it too loose to hold only 1 card in the future...which is why my wallet has a lot of slots.

    Driver's License
    Insurance Card
    Debit Card
    Credit Card
    Concealed Carry License
    AAA
    A few other random cards for various stores/restaurants
     
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  12. stevent

    stevent Senior member

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    Try to keep as slim as possible

    $20
    1 AMEX
    1 VISA
    1 Drivers License / ID
    1 Insurance Card
    1 Student ID

    And I'll keep receipts if it's from something iffy (i.e. bars, or pizza delivery) or just randomly and clear out at the end of the day.
     


  13. cptjeff

    cptjeff Senior member

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    It can stretch out the slot, but the only side effect of that I've encountered is that it's easier to get your card out when you want to. I've never had stuff fall out of my wallet apart from coins and occasionally my knife, but that's when I do something stupid like hold it upside down and try to open it. Generally, the curve the wallet takes on from being wrapped around your ass and the friction keeps everything in place.
     


  14. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Senior member

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    Coins in Japan are kind of a hassle, because it's also kind of common courtesy to try to pay in exact change or in an easily changeable amount - the 500 yen coins are worth like $6.50 now, and pretty heavy, the 10yen are the size of a nickel, the 1 yen is the size of a dime - I need a separate coin purse but that is kinda [​IMG]
     


  15. jakeyt

    jakeyt Senior member

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    I have only 4 slots in mine.

    The following I have or considering having:

    Driver's License
    Insurance Card
    Muni/Subway Pass
    Cash
    Credit Card 1
    Credit Card 2
    Debit Card

    Based on discussions here, I can perhaps exclude cash a second credit card and my insurance card. Possibly.

    So must haves are: Driver's License, Credit Card 1. Possibly Debit Card. Although my Muni/Subway Pass could just go separate and with my company building ID (too big for a wallet).
     
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