Is using a money clip make you an old fogie?

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vito

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For awhile I have been using a money clip for my cash, and small card case for my ID, credit cards, etc (much smaller than a standard wallet) because I feel it is safer to keep the cash separate from the rest of what is normally in a wallet. One of my grown kids laughed and said "Dad, you really are from the "olden days" with that money clip. What's next, a pocket watch?" Made me wonder how many others use a money clip or am I really just old fashioned?
 

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Well, I shave with a Double Edge Safety Razor, and lather with a brush and mug. When it occasionally comes up in conversation, a lot of folks don't even know what they are, and most of those who do, just don't believe me.

Thankfully I can find good quality soap and blades on the internet. Try finding them in a store. LOL
 

Dan in MI

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Uh oh..... I use a money clip (without the clip) AND a pocket watch.


I have never carried cash in my wallet on a regular basis. An emergency 50 or 100, yes, but not spending cash.
 

vito

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I guess I am just an old guy, behind the times. Of course I am typing this on a 486 PC, through my telephone modem. I might have to get the Dodge Dart running to take me to the store to get a new adding machine one of these days. And my old Dumont TV is starting to get dim, so its hard to watch Walter Cronkite on the evening news. It will be dark soon so I better take down the flag which flies every day in my front yard.

Just kidding. Except for the flag.
 

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Something to keep in mind: Everyone will be an "old fogie" eventually ------- if they're lucky and smart enough. :) The goal is to live as well as possible for as long as possible.
 

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I've always thought of those who don't carry a billfold as "yuppies."

I carry a tri-fold billfold in my hip pocket, and a flat billfold (sort of like a check book cover) in my inside breast pocket.

Bob Wright
 

prairieviper

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I carry a money clip and that may or may not be a carryover from "the olden days" as your son so eloquently put it. It may just mean I'm organized. I like it that way.
 

Bud0505

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If a rubber band wrapped around money and credit cards is considered a money clip then I carry a clip. From what I've seen of kids these days they don't carry cash. Everything goes on the credit card. Have you ever been in line at a convenience store waiting on a kid who is charging his .99 coke?
 

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Yea, you're and old fart. Kids don't carry cash much anymore. You need to catch up with a debit card and Apple Pay. ;)
 

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I would say more like a Wise old foggie. When was the last time you lost or misplaced something out of your front pocket??? Probably never. How many times have you lost or misplaced a wallet??? When was the last time you bought something and were told---sorry we don't take cash??? Just about everything in a wallet can be replaced. Have you ever tried to replace cash???

I started using one when I was about 10 for keeping the cash organized while doing the collections on my paper route. My cash in one front pocket, and the newspaper money in the other. I got my son started early and he uses one at 18. He does not carry a bunch of cash but what he does carry, he has in a money clip. A one dollar bill on the outside, the big bills in the middle, and then the rest of the singles to keep the big bills covered.
 

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cadillo said:
Well, I shave with a Double Edge Safety Razor, and lather with a brush and mug. When it occasionally comes up in conversation, a lot of folks don't even know what they are, and most of those who do, just don't believe me.

Thankfully I can find good quality soap and blades on the internet. Try finding them in a store. LOL

A double edge safety razor, shaving brush and a mug have what to do with a money clip?
 

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I have used a money clip for many years. I AM an olden days guy.

cadillo said:
Well, I shave with a Double Edge Safety Razor, and lather with a brush and mug. When it occasionally comes up in conversation, a lot of folks don't even know what they are, and most of those who do, just don't believe me.

Thankfully I can find good quality soap and blades on the internet. Try finding them in a store. LOL

Are you sure you posted in the correct topic?
 

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AJGUNNER said:
I would say more like a Wise old foggie. When was the last time you lost or misplaced something out of your front pocket??? Probably never. How many times have you lost or misplaced a wallet??? When was the last time you bought something and were told---sorry we don't take cash??? Just about everything in a wallet can be replaced. Have you ever tried to replace cash???

I started using one when I was about 10 for keeping the cash organized while doing the collections on my paper route. My cash in one front pocket, and the newspaper money in the other. I got my son started early and he uses one at 18. He does not carry a bunch of cash but what he does carry, he has in a money clip. A one dollar bill on the outside, the big bills in the middle, and then the rest of the singles to keep the big bills covered.

Just last week as a matter of fact. T-Mobile informed me that they had not received my latest payment, which apparently got delayed in the mail. I went to the office, and tried to pay the bill in cash, and request that once the check arrived to just post it as an account credit, but NOOOOOOO!. They will not accept cash or check at the store/office; credit card payments only. I left and called their main office and learned that the check had finally arrived.

I think that the day when cash will be hard to spend with the big outfits is coming quicker than we think. There's even talk of making the vinyl credit cards obsolete and trying to make everyone pay for things by credit card account via smart phones. Sort of a Mark of the Beast sort of thing I guess.

I'll be screwed. I can barely send a short text message, and sure can't do more than talk or text a little bit on a phone.
 

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Fox Mike said:
I have used a money clip for many years. I AM an olden days guy.

cadillo said:
Well, I shave with a Double Edge Safety Razor, and lather with a brush and mug. When it occasionally comes up in conversation, a lot of folks don't even know what they are, and most of those who do, just don't believe me.

Thankfully I can find good quality soap and blades on the internet. Try finding them in a store. LOL

Are you sure you posted in the correct topic?

Yes! Are you sure that you took your Geritol this morning?
 

rugnelli

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Sometimes I use a small, nickel binder clip for a money clip. Usually just money folded around my driver's license and one credit card. I use this method when I travel by air.
 

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:D :D

Actually you are pretty close! I keep one put up in the safe with DEEP reserve emergency $$$ & one is gun money. My everyday walk around is still in the wallet.

Something I've done as a quirky habit. Whenever I get $$ from the bank or wherever, and the bills are the older, plain colors, small pic of the prez's,,, (The ones w/o the security strips etc,) I set them aside to go into my deep reserve. Kinda fun like that.
 

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