Tuesday, March 11, 2008

What's in your wallet?

I've been reading a lot of personal finance blogs lately. Seems a bunch of them are answering the question "What's in your wallet?" I figured it might be fun to do the same here ...



So ... here's what's there right now.


  • One $20 bill

  • Thirteen Halifax Metro Transit tickets

  • Two (why two?) business cards for my financial advisor at RBC Royal Bank

  • Air Miles collector card (collector since 05/98 and I've never cashed in my points)

  • American Express Air Miles credit card -- more miles

  • Citibank MasterCard -- had this one since I was about 19

  • RBC Gold Visa -- just got this one and I've only used it once

  • RBC client card #1 for my personal accounts

  • RBC client card #2 for the shared accounts

  • Nova Scotia Health card

  • Ontario Health card in rough shape and useless

  • Rogers Video membership mood card

  • Video Difference membership card (excellent video store, BTW!)

  • Blockbuster membership card (I doubt I've ever been to Blockbuster in Halifax)

  • Company insurance card

  • Staples Dividends card

  • Hallmark Club Card

  • Carlton Cards Club card

  • Birth certificate

  • Two of my business cards

  • Toronto Police Service media card, expired 2004 but still looks cool

  • M&M Meats key tag

  • Picture of me and Amanda

  • Picture of me and my sister, circa May 1995

  • Picture of my sister and her hubby

  • Nova Scotia driver's licence

  • and, what a crumpled and torn receipt from December from what's probably Boston Pizza

Wow. That's a lotta stuff in one wallet!

5 comments:

  1. I never pegged you as a club card carrier. I can't believe that you haven't cashed in your Air Miles. You must have thousands. Just wait until you get a house and you can cash them in for hundreds of dollars in Rona gift certificates!!

    And yeah, where's the picture of Ewan?!

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  2. Hey, I like free stuff as much as anyone else! I probably have enough air miles now to fly to Saint John.

    As for the Ewan picture -- yeah, I don't know why I don't have one in there! The only wallet-size picture I think I have of 'im doesn't look much like the modern-era Ewan. I'll see what I can slide in there. It'd be a fine addition to my wallet.

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  3. Sounds like you could use a European carry all.

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  4. You're not supposed to carry your birth certificate in your wallet!! You taught me that!

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