It's time to think about what's tucked into your purse or wallet. What items make your "essential carry" list and what can you safely leave behind?
Your wallet can become a lot like a junk drawer you carry around. It's cluttered with loyalty cards, coupons, cash, checks, store credit cards, credit cards for gas, credit cards for everyday purchases and a host of identification cards. That much bulk can make your wallet or purse a serious hassle to carry. Even worse, though, you may be setting yourself up for identity theft.