Admit it or not, if you are a man; since you do not carry a bag most of the time, your wallet is almost always full, usually, your pockets, too. You cannot carry a purse either unless you want your colleagues and friends to be laughing at you and talking about it for the rest of your life. Thick wallets just do not look good if you are wearing a suit or tight pants or even if you tuck in your shirt. It just destroys your overall look – and looks are important when going out. You might think that it would make you look like you have loads of money. No, it would just make you look out-dated since not many carry that many cash with them.
There must be some things in your wallet that you can live without for a day. Let us look at the things that you should have in your wallet.
It is but sensible to carry any form of identification with you. First and foremost, you always need your driver’s license. It is one thing you should have in your wallet. And of course, your company ID or your student’s ID if you are still in school. Leave the others like club ID or a membership card in a restaurant, unless of course, you would need those for the day.
A maximum of two would be enough. Men do not usually go on a shopping spree like women do and they do not need loads of cards with them. Maybe a debit card and a credit card would do. This is also a great way to save money since you would be thinking of doing some random equipment hauling for the day. In cases when you have to have all your cards with you, you better get the best credit card holder wallet that can neatly carry all those cards.
Although you would not be leaving the house without any credit card, a man still has to have cash. Not all establishments can be paid through credits. There are still a lot of vending machines scattered that do not accept credit cards. Also, it would be nice to have some change to tip the waiter of your favorite restaurant or the taxi driver.
Commonly-Used Discount Cards
Gas station discount cards, discount cards at a restaurant you eat in almost every day, discount cards at a local supermarket you always drop by at before you get to your home. These are the only ones you need to bring with you. You would not need to bring all those coupons that would be staying in your wallet until they expire.
Even if you do not own a business, having a simple business card that has your contact information would be handy. But, maybe carry only two or three with you since you would not be going out to distribute your personal information anyway. Just in case you would meet someone that would need to contact you in the future. It would be too awkward to ask for his phone to store your contact information especially if he or she is of higher status.