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Old 03-21-2013, 08:55 AM
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Wallet vs money clip?

Recently my wallet has become a literal pain. I can't stand to sit on a wallet anymore. I even tried a thin wallet but it's still too thick. I was thinking of trying a money clip. Anyone here use one? They can be expensive so I was just seeing if anyone has any recommendations. Thanks

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Old 03-21-2013, 09:04 AM
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know what you mean.i drive all day and setting on my wallet hurts my back.never used a money clip though so can't add much input.i would just go to a clip but with the license and my i.d. and credit cards etc i almost have to have a wallet.
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:05 AM
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I prefer a money clip but they do have drawbacks. If you carry other items such as a pocket knife, car keys, etc. they tend to get tangled up. If you don't get a full sized one, money tends to get ragged and torn.

Now, tell me about this "wallet too thick" problem. Sounds novel. I wonder what THAT feels like?
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:06 AM
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I've got friends that use them. Typically some cash, their DL and a credit card is all they clip together. No extras.
I only keep my wallet in my back pocket when I am out; at home its on the dresser and in the office in a drawer. In the car it goes in the door pocket for easy access.
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:11 AM
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When I replaced my wallet, I did a spring cleaning. I had a ton of crap in there. Ive since pared it down to Drivers license, CHL, 2 CC, 1 debit card, insurance card and I have an emergency waiver signature for big brother big sister. I hate bulk in my front pocket!
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:14 AM
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I know this problem. My wallet started hurting my arse and hip about 10 years ago. Something about getting older your arse looses some padding.

I tried different wallets, tried being a minimalist by carrying a clip with one credit card a drivers license and cash. Didn't like that as too many times I needed something that I didn't carry.

So, the solution is to carry the wallet in you front pocket. Problem solved.
Now, what to do with those damn keys.
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:42 AM
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I carry a wallet. I clean it out once a year, trying to thin it out. If it's a long trip, I either put it in the center console, or have my wife carry it in her purse.

I have a clip, but don't use it. I always keep cash in my front pocket.

Here's my money clip...it used to belong to my dad.

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Old 03-21-2013, 09:47 AM
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I understand that you have to be a made man to use a money clip (per Donny Brasco). Until then, you have to use a wallet.
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:56 AM
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I take all my credit cards etc, wrap the cash around it and secure it all with a thick rubber band, then I carry it in my right front pocket. No pain in the azz and never been pickpocketed....yet.

I tried the money clip but it wore holes in my pockets.
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Who keeps a wallet in their back pocket? That's just asking to be pickpocketed in a crowd. Wallet here, generally full of receipts, unfortunately.
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Old 03-21-2013, 10:51 AM
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I tend to reduce the contents of my wallet when it becomes difficult to extract it from my rear pocket. The effort is rewarded by much easier access for some time. Quite a pile of useless paper usually results.

The last few years I no longer deposit reciepts in my wallet if I am pretty sure they will be of no use. Just telling the cashier to throw them away. Reciepts I will need I tend to insert into a dash compartment of the car I am driving at the time for later sorting and use.

I tease my wife by telling her to get the next purse with wheels on it for herself. She also seems to be able to find or locate almost everything very easily. For example If I casually ask if she might remember the location of something I last saw years ago. She will usually nail the location.

Or if I have misplaced a tool fully realising that I may be the only site member to do so periodically. If I ask her about it. First comes the suggestion to get more organized and then the suggestion of where I might have left it follows. That is just the price of access to her mind I suppose although we both fully realise it is a futile gesture by her at the time.

Actually I seldom carry money anymore as by paying with plastic kind of lets me track what I am spending on each month. This leaves an accessable paper trail for the government is one potential downside if there were ever an audit again I suppose. There is no doubt they could use it.
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Old 03-21-2013, 10:59 AM
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Plastic is business-only for me, exactly so it's easier to do taxes -- I also keep business receipts for backup.

I try to use paper for most other things, unless it's cheaper to buy them online or it's a huge purchase.
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Old 03-21-2013, 11:08 AM
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I keep my wallet trimmed down to the essentials so that it fits nicely in my front pocket (my pants are on at the waist with a belt, not six inches below, despite my peers...). I take it out when I drive because repeated clutch use can shift it into an uncomfortable position.
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I am currently in transition from wallet to money/card clip.

I have a stainless steel clip that keeps drivers license/debit card/American Express on one side and cash on the other. I still carry the wallet, just because I've carried one for probably fifty years, but it is about to be retired forever.
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I am currently in transition from wallet to money/card clip.

I have a stainless steel clip that keeps drivers license/debit card/American Express on one side and cash on the other. I still carry the wallet, just because I've carried one for probably fifty years, but it is about to be retired forever.
What brought on this change?

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