MSE Poll: Do you carry a wallet or purse?

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Poll started 5 July 2022

This week's Money Tips email is all about Martin's Wallet Workout – but in this digital age, how many of us actually still carry a wallet or purse? Let us know in this week's poll.

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  • SlinkySlinky Forumite
    8.4K Posts
    Part of the Furniture 1,000 Posts Name Dropper
    I stopped taking my handbag out with me when Covid started and only carried a couple of cards, and have continued to do this.
  • KylieR88KylieR88 Forumite
    1 Post
    First Post
    I went to the gym, didnt take my purse and popped into the supermarket to get my shopping. Got to the till and was then told that their contactless wasnt working and it was only cash or physical cards. The one time I didnt have my purse on me! I wouldnt do that again. 
  • joeturnerjoeturner Forumite
    5 Posts
    Eighth Anniversary Name Dropper First Post Combo Breaker
    I carry a Curve card that stores all my debit and credit cards. It is honestly a life changer for situations where you can't use your phone (plus I have my Curve card in my Apple wallet for when I can!), along with my driving licence. That means my wallet is super flat from Tumi and not feel like I'm hauling a sink around with me in my pocket 😂 
  • Bea63Bea63 Forumite
    28 Posts
    10 Posts Second Anniversary
    What is a Curve card  :)
  • diystarter7diystarter7 Forumite
    1.3K Posts
    1,000 Posts Name Dropper
    No wallet for over 30/35 years

    Cash notes and change in car.
    When required, cc in my pocket.
    or stuff 10/20 notes in my pocket when I know
    I'm going to buy something.
    In the past we ie me and wife went out together hence I carry nothing
    and she carries a small purse or credit card holder with notes in it.

  • tastyfishtastyfish Forumite
    47 Posts
    Part of the Furniture 10 Posts Combo Breaker
    I’m a 50+ male who hasn’t used a wallet for 2.5 years, withdraws cash about once every 5 years and was a little surprised at how many still use a wallet. Mine was stuffed with credit/debit cards, driving ,licence, donor card, charity gift aid cards and loyalty cards. Most of that is on my phone or not required. However, the main driver was the pain my wallet caused in the top of my leg when walking!
  • bordersborders Forumite
    681 Posts
    Part of the Furniture 500 Posts Combo Breaker
    Never use a wallet. Cash/cards in pocket. Other membership/store cards kept in house and only take them when using them. Never had a problem.
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