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    What's In Your Wallet?

    No, seriously, what's in your wallet?

    I realized that even without junk, I carry too much stuff in my wallet. It's rather bulky and I'd like to trim it down a bit but it won't be easy to part with some items. I have two credit cards, two bank cards, a metrocard, transitchek card, driver's license, dispatch license, PBA cardmedical card, dental card, valued shopper cards for KeyFood and Duane Reade, cash and a couple business cards.

    I'm thinking about just getting a money clip or something.

    What do you have and carry?
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    Pretty simple for me, 2 Credit Cards, drivers license, health card and a pic of my son ! My cash is always in my front pocket ;)
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    A little more extensive for me I guess. Drivers License, 2 credit cards, ATM card, 2 warehouse club cards, medical insurance card, CPR card, union card, AAA card, ETCP card for work, timecard, and a couple loyalty program cards (rather them in my wallet then with my key ring, THAT is too big). Plus a small amount of cash of course. The whole thing is 1 3/8" thick.
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    My shield, my ID, my drivers lisc, a debit card, a credit card, a few bucks for coffee and the paper, a metro card, a BJ's card, AOPA card and a few recipt's are usually in there.
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    Normally organ donor card, drivers license, credit card, debit card, insurance card (dental and regular medical), library card, zoo membership card, transit system cards from Boston, Chicago, San Fran, DC, LA, and Seattle; and handful of various gift cards, a letter from my wife, about 10 NYCA biz cards, 2 day job biz cards, and currently 40Birr and $15US (typically no cash).
    I took out a lot of it out recently for a trip and haven’t put most of it back in yet…I haven’t determined whether or not I will. It’s about half the size and weight it used to be…and I sort of like it.

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    Money in Money Clip (magnetic, can't stand spring loaded ones) never in wallet.

    For wallet, I don't like large so a single small fold with two sides. 3 Credit Cards, 1 Bank Card, Driver's Lic., Registration, Wave Hill Membership, Loyalty Cards for Stop N Shop, CVS, Pathmark. Aetna Dental Insurance Card, Blue Cross Blue Shield Medical Insurance Card, Work HID card and Membership cards for Costco and Bally's. Oh, also, MetroCard :-)

    I remember when 60 minutes interviewed Warren Buffet and the reporter asked this very question (well, what's in your pockets right now) and he produced a total of like $200 bucks
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    just upgraded to a new wallet so i've got more than i used to:

    drivers license
    debit card
    credit cards x2
    health insurance card
    REI member card
    NRA member card
    AOPA member card
    craftsman club card
    bosch provantage card
    subway card
    right now about $73
    2 piece of paper with notes
    metrocard that may very well be expired it's been so long since i've been on the subway

    also always on me all clipped together on my lanyard is:

    work ID
    CTO
    airport ID
    work key card
    wake turbulence separation requirements card
    and something other 'reminder' card that's red and i can't remember what's on it.
    it is mathematically impossible for either hummingbirds, or helicopters to fly. fortunately, neither are aware of this.

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    Driver's license
    FAA Airman Certificate (new plastic card)
    FAA Airman Certificate (old paper card - I guess I should leave that home)
    FCC Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Permit
    FAA First Class Medical Certificate (expired)
    Veterans Affairs ID Card
    USAA Card
    ATM/Debit card
    3 personal credit cards (which I rarely use)
    1 company credit card
    Health Insurance Card
    Dental Insurance Card
    Prescription Drug Card
    National Car Rental Emerald Club Card
    4 gift cards
    AAA Membership Card
    3 or 4 business cards (from other people)
    3 or 4 business cards (mine)
    Cradle of Aviation Membership Card
    Company business travel pocket reference
    2 or 3 shopper cards
    Syosset Public Library card
    IPMS/USA Membership card
    Long Island Scale Model Society membership card
    2 30-year-old photographs
    3 or 4 receipts
    Two blank checks
    "Some" cash
    ACLU Membership Card

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    Quote Originally Posted by cancidas View Post
    and something other 'reminder' card that's red and i can't remember what's on it.
    Being red and all, it's probably not important.

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    Wallets went out long time ago. Like Constanza in the Seinfeld episode. I use a money clip. License and bank card and cash.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moose135 View Post
    Being red and all, it's probably not important.
    nah! has to do with traffic/ safety alerts...
    it is mathematically impossible for either hummingbirds, or helicopters to fly. fortunately, neither are aware of this.

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    I had so much crap in my old wallet people were constantly riding my a** about it. I switched to a new one and keep very little in it, the mountain of business cards(most of which were given to me years ago) is finally gone and I don't look like I have a brick in my front pocket anymore.

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    Wait until iOS 6 and Passbook no more cards to carry!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jerslice View Post
    ... a letter from my wife...
    Expand on this maybe? I'm quite curious.

    Quote Originally Posted by NIKV69 View Post
    Wallets went out long time ago. Like Constanza in the Seinfeld episode. I use a money clip. License and bank card and cash.
    Nick is the king of cool and the setter of trends. ;)

    Otherwise I think Moose wins as having the most stuff in a wallet!
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