03-02-2012 03:08 PM
03-02-2012 03:20 PM
Discover Escape - go-to card
Amex TrueEarnings - for Costco and gas
Capital One Green Cash Rewards - for non-Amex/Discover places
Alliant debit card - for cash when needed
03-02-2012 04:23 PM
I think I carry about 8, without actually checking, & my gf probably carries 4? Never really gave it much thought!
03-02-2012 04:27 PM
03-02-2012 04:29 PM
I got a "hipster" wallet at Dillards that has like a million card slots so I carry em all - BCP, Discover More, CSP, BofA123, USAA WMC, Target, 2 debit cards, govt travel card. Trouble is, it barely fits in my flightsuit pocket.
03-02-2012 09:31 PM
I have four and carry them all with me. If I had to cut one, I would leave the Capital One at home.
03-02-2012 11:29 PM
I carry all of my cards with me. You never know when you're going to need another card if some fluke happens with one of your regulars.
03-03-2012 12:48 AM - edited 03-03-2012 12:51 AM
I only carry one CC (MasterCard) and one Debit card.
Amex is used only for auto-billings.
The rest stay in the drawer unless I'm going on vacation.
I never use my debit card for anything but the ATM, unless it's an emergency.
My co-worker learned this lesson with his debit card. He used it for everything. Then his account number got lifted and his bank account got drained.
It took him 90 days to get his money back, and he had to borrow money to pay his mortgage.
Debit cards should never be used like an everyday credit card. Caution.
Oh, and I carry lots of cash so I don't have to ever use my CC. It's amazing how much less you spend when you carry cash.
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