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Re: How Many Credit Cards do you bring with you at all time?

I carry a slim money clip that holds my fav 3: AmEx Platinum, USBank Cash+ and the Discover IT. Coupled with a drivers liscence, school ID, and insurance card there ain't much room for anything else.

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Re: How Many Credit Cards do you bring with you at all time?

When I travel in the USA, I carry 2 CCs: NFCU is my everyday card and a backup.  My BU is usually PenFed or Barclays.  I NEVER carry my debit card.


If I am traveling overseas, I will add the Delta AMEX as my 3rd card.


I always carry about $50 cash locally, $200 if I travel within the USA and $1500 if I travel overseas.  I have a $20 bill hidden in each vehicle for emergency gas purposes.  I have never used any of my back up plans.  However, my Mother always told me, "It is better to have and not need, than to need and not have".


I love you Mom.

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Re: How Many Credit Cards do you bring with you at all time?

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3-6 cards total each from different banks depending on where I'm going and what I'm doing.  I pretty much use the same 3 cards most of the time unless I meeting spend on a new card, any extras I carry are backup when traveling.  The rest stay at home in their own dedicated CC wallet.  Main Debit card stays home at all times.  Though I carry a debit card linked to a secondary account with a much smaller amount of cash in it for random ATM withdrawals, as needed.

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Re: How Many Credit Cards do you bring with you at all time?

BCE,Cash+ are in my pocket daily...

Now all my other CCs stay in a backpack that's either 1. At home. or 2. In the car. Either or

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Re: How Many Credit Cards do you bring with you at all time?

5, Chase Sapphire Reserve, Chase Freedom, Paypal Extra, Sam's Club MasterCard, Discover IT

Discover IT $6.5k / Chase Sapphire Reserve $10K / Citi Double Cash $3k / Barclays CashForward $4k / Chase Freedom $5k
Amex Blue Cash Preferred $5k / BoA Better Balance Reward $1k / Chase United $1.5k / Chase IHG $2k / Fidelity $3k
Chase Hyatt $3k / Amex Hilton $3k / Amex SPG $1k / Amex Platinum NPSL / US Bank Cash + $0.5k / Chase Sapphire Preferred $5k
PayPal Extra $3k / Chase Amazon Prime $2k / Sam's Club $2.5k / Amex Blue Business Plus $4k / Amex Delta Gold $5.5k
US Bank Altitude Reserve $17.5k / AAdvantage Aviator Red $7k / Blispay $7.5k / VantageWest Credit Union Connect Rewards $5k
EQ 747 TU 722 EX 735 in 08/24/17 with 25 Credit Cards of Total Credit Limit $107.5k
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How many cards do you like to carry in your wallet?

I currently have three cards. A mastercard, visa and american express. How many cards do you carry in your wallet? I feel like three isn't enough? Even though they have plenty of availability (25k). How many do you consider is comfortable in your wallet?

In Wallet 03/15/2017: CSR $11,000 | Chase Freedom Unlimited $6,000

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Re: How many cards do you like to carry in your wallet?

I also carry 3 cards with me: American Express Platinum, Chase Fairmont, and the Discover IT. I tend to pay with my AmEx whenver possible followed by the Chase card as a number of places I go are VISA only. 

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Re: How many cards do you like to carry in your wallet?

I carry all my cards

Amex PRG
Amex BCE
Chase Amazon Prime
Chase United Explorer
BoFA 321
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Re: How many cards do you like to carry in your wallet?

Currently: Chase Sapphire Preferred for almost everything right now (hello $625 travel credit spend bonus), AmEx Platinum for flexibility on large purchases and because I enjoy seeing it when I open my wallet, Discover it for fuel and BJ's Wholesale Club (10% back with matching promo), Chase Freedom idle until Q2 5% categories but didn't take it out of my wallet, PenFed Defender for emergency cash advance (no fee).  My AmEx Gold was swiped 99% of the time from 2002 until about a year ago - it was weird to take that out of my wallet.

450k+ club. | FICO 08 [August 2017]: EQ 746 EX 735 TU 733 | Repeat garden bronze spade offender.
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Re: How many cards do you like to carry in your wallet?

I am trying to cut down the amount of cards i carry right now its CSR, EDP, Freedom and my debit card from Alliant CU. The three CC cover almost all my spending so it works for me

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