This is not one of those articles that says we need to get rid of cash permanently and go with only a digital wallet for all our transactional needs when making purchases. In fact, the further the rest of the world advances into a cashless society, the more I will stand by cash will always be king in the Killeen-Temple, Texas area.

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Also, as it turns out the federal government has no issue with your wallet being full of greenbacks. Your banker or chiropractor on the other hand may caution you against it, but at the same time, they like your money too.

Why shouldn't you carry all of your money in your wallet?

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Obviously, there are serious risks with carrying a large amount of cash from being robbed to simply misplacing the money. Again, this is not directly discouraged by the federal government, and none of us like a nanny state, but you shouldn't need authorities to know it's probably not the smartest idea.

So, it must be having too many credit cards in your wallet that is bad?

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Believe it or not, those things are actually pretty secure as long as you report them missing as soon as possible. Having too many cards in your wallet isn't an issue, it is making sure you are using them smartly that is.

So, what is it that you need to remove from your wallet immediately?

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Your Social Security card. It is almost never needed to be physically present for any reason, and most places simply need you to know your number for everything from a background or credit check to filing your taxes.

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