I have an interesting wallet.

My wallet is not an ordinary wallet, it can’t be purchased in a store, and it’s certainly not designer.

My wallet is an elastic band, that surrounds my cards. It’s that simple. It’s not an original idea, I think it came from a lifehacker article a few years ago, but I’ve used it for around 18 months now, and I have no intentions of turning back.

Having a wallet like this makes you think essentially; cutting the unessential crap you may carry around for years, and never use.

The main reason for having such a wallet is determinism. One day our phones will entirely replace our wallets. I already pay for things using my phone, I keep most of my loyalty cards there, and even the DVLA is flirting with the idea of letting you keep your driving licence on your phone. Boarding passes, mobile banking apps and ID cards are all going digital.

Is there really a need to carry a huge wallet, when the need for one is gradually diminishing?

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