What’s in Your Wallet?

November 7, 2010

You probably already know most of the things in my wallet but there are two things that you might find most interesting.  I’ll start off with the stuff you know because I’ve written about it before.

I don’t keep all my credit cards in my wallet, just the Blue Cash and Chase Freedom cards because those are the ones I use the most.  I’ve written see ID on the back of both cards instead of signing them so having my driver’s license is also a must. Obviously there’s my Costco membership card, alongside our health insurance and USAA card.

Overflowing Receipts
The first thing that you might not know about are all the receipts in my wallet.  If you’ve ever seen the Seinfeld episode where George has the wallet overflowing with receipts, that used to be me.  It’s not quite as full as it used to be, I’ve tried to do a better job of keeping it under control, but ever since I’ve owned a wallet I’ve been in the habit of saving every single receipt.

When we were moving I actually found some envelopes in the basement that had credit card receipts from over ten years ago, it was like a trip down memory lane reading through the places I’d spent money.  I still save most of the receipts but now they go in a folder instead of my wallet.

Cashless Wallet
The other thing you might notice about my wallet is that it has no cash in it.  On occasion a few one dollar bills will sneak in but typically I don’t have a dime in my wallet.  I hardly ever go to the bank or the ATM; I just put everything on our credit cards.  Of course when I run into a place that doesn’t accept credit cards it makes things a little difficult but if I’m ever robbed at least I won’t be out any money.

What’s in Your Wallet?
A few weeks ago the Money Writers shared what was in their wallets.  Since these last two weeks have been insanely busy for me thanks to an anonymous hacker and my new business coach, I didn’t have time to participate.  So now you know what’s in my wallet, here’s what they shared:

So now you’e peeked inside all our wallets, what’s in yours?

Money Around the Web

In addition to the wallet posts, here are some of the other personal finance articles from around the web that caught my eye:

Personal Finance
The Secret to Replacing Your Income @ Frugal Dad
Top 5 Movies About Money @ Sweating The Big Stuff
Maps.com Discount Coupon Code @ Promo Code Center
The Financial Price Of Being A Stay At Home Mom @ Money Ning
How To Make A Large Personalized Piggy Bank With Your Children @ The Money Crashers

Ready to Invest? Consider This First. @ Momvesting
Low-Risk Investment Planning @ The Oblivious Investor
The Secret To Building Wealth @ Investor Junkie

Resume Writing Tips @ Saving Money Today
If You Can Earn $5, You Can Change Your Life @ PT Money
Are You Making These Job Hunting Mistakes? @ Moneyed Up
8 Personal Finance Management Tips for the Unemployed @ Free Money Finance
How to Pass the CPA Exam and Become a Certified Public Accountant @ Good Financial Cents

The Benefits of Being Debt-Free @ Being Frugal
Want to Save Money? Eliminate Some “Needs” @ Beating Broke
5 Lessons From Our Pay Off Debt Year @ Eventual Millionaire

Also, thanks to these sites for including our posts in personal finance roundups:


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Ben Edwards, the founder of Money Smart Life, saved up enough to buy a Nintendo back when he was 12 years old. When he used the money to buy shares of Wal-Mart stock instead, he knew he wasn't like the other kids... His addiction to personal finance has paid off for his family and now he's helping you to afford the life that you want. Check him out on the web at Google Plus, Twitter and Facebook.

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4 Responses to What’s in Your Wallet?

  • Robert @ The College Investor

    I was at the post office last week and I tried to use my credit card that also had “See ID” written on the back. The clerk told me that they could not accept my card, as it had to be signed, as per my cardholder agreement. I was frustrated….

    Has this happened to you before?

  • Jaime @ Eventual Millionaire

    Great roundup, and I love to know what everyone carries in their wallets. Mine looks just like yours today, with receipts and no cash. Though normally I do keep at least 20 bucks in there.

    Thanks for including me!

  • Andrew @ Money Crashers

    Haha, love your overflowing receipts imagery. Reminds me of myself…I’m pretty guilty of that stuff (and 100’s of random cards and change)….my wallet is overflowing. Thanks for the mention!


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