Brett Kelly has a huge one in his pants. I mean big. Thick and leathery, too.
His wallet is enormous, and he has some solid tips for recovering information in a lost wallet using—wait for it—Evernote.
I stopped carrying a foldable filing cabinet several years ago. Aside from no longer viewing the world at a 10-degree pitch or looking like I walked out in the middle of a Brazilian butt lift, not carrying a big wallet has the added benefit of never losing a big wallet.
Instead, I carry just a few things in a money clip:
- 2 credit cards (one for dining rewards; one for everything else)
- an ATM card
- my driver’s license
- some cash
- Evernote holds my insurance cards and miscellaneous scans of other things
- 1Password securely holds additional credit card numbers, my flexible spending account, etc.
- Simplenote has my plain text notes—the kinda stuff I might’ve written on a cocktail napkin in the pre-smartphone world.
What about those pesky customer loyalty cards, you ask? I usually just give the cashier my home phone number, which is tied to my card.1
I use my landline number like a throw-away junk e-mail address. I never answer it; I just let Google Voice keep up with voice messages for me. People that really need me have my mobile number. ↩