Money Clips?

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Money Clips?

Postby Casanova » Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:31 pm

Hey guys. I'm looking for some advice on which money clips you would recommend. I got rid of my wallet a few years ago and have been using a Kenneth Cole Reaction money clip ( It's held up really well, but I have too many cards and I've found that, over time, my cards get easily scraped by the metal clip.

I'm not really interested in switching back to a wallet (unless you have some REALLY good recommendations). Which money clip would you guys recommend to help keep my cards shiny and presentable?

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Postby Moneytalks » Sat Aug 18, 2012 3:04 pm

Money clips are good, but be careful with the magnetic ones, as they sometimes mess with the magnetic strip on the credit card. (Happened to a friend of mine)
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Postby Rory » Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:58 am

Moneytalks wrote:Money clips are good, but be careful with the magnetic ones, as they sometimes mess with the magnetic strip on the credit card. (Happened to a friend of mine)

yeah i did this, not a proud moment, especially when it was with a card that i obtained overseas and had to personally sign a new agreement to have reinstated. the bank was not happy and i was pissed
Amex Zync - NPSL (Cleared up to 25k)
Amex BCE - 12000 limit
Amex BCP - 4200 limit
FIA Rewards Amex- 3500 limit
Chase Freedom - 2000 limit
Chase Slate - 2000 Limit
BoA Cash Rewards Privileges- 3000 limit
Barclaycard Rewards MC - 3000 limit
Discover IT- 3500 limit
Marriott PR- 5000 limit
21 years old with alot of life to spend ;)
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Postby jeffysdad » Sun Aug 19, 2012 9:12 am

IMO, I don't see a money clip as practical unless your most frequent form of payment is cash. I tried going the money clip route and quickly gave up. However, they are neat and minimalist, which I can appreciate, and the clip obviously works for you. Don't get one that is too tight to accommodate what you want to carry, as I did. A compromise, of course, is the card wallet with the clip on the side. Watch out for magnets (as wisely noted above). Check out the thread on wallets if you haven't already; there might be something of interest there.
American Express: Blue Cash Preferred (groceries, 6%; gas, department store, 3%); Gold Delta SkyMiles (Delta Air Lines, 2 miles/dollar, free checked bag).
US Bank: Cash+ (utilities, phone, internet, restaurant, 5%; drugstores, 2%).
FIA Card Services: Fidelity Amex (everything, 2%); Fidelity Visa (everything, 1.5%).
Chase: Freedom (rotating, 5%); Amazon (, 3%); PriorityClub (IHG hotels, 5 points/dollar); Sapphire (not in use).

*All cards are registered with PriorityClub IDine program for 8 points/dollar at participating restaurants.

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Postby khad » Sun Aug 19, 2012 5:18 pm

I've been clip- and wallet-free since I was old enough to actually have things of value to put in either — going on two decades at this point. Wallets and money clips seemed so much cooler when having them served no purpose but alluded to what I would hopefully be carrying one day within them. Once I actually started carrying cash and cards the hassle and extra bulk of the "containers" annoyed me to no end.

I have my driver's license and one credit card between a bill or two folded in half. That's it. Never once have I ever lost anything. I wear pants that actually fit, though, so something in my back pocket actually stays put. :P


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