The 3 Steps That Go Into Choosing The Right Wallet

By October 23, 2016Buyer Guide

The 3 Steps That Go Into Choosing The Right Wallet

If you're even considering shopping for a new wallet, there's a few things you should keep in mind.
By Ben Jackson   October 23, 2016 12:24 pm GMT-0700

The right wallet is a highly subjective term. There is no right or wrong one with a few exceptions. Of course, if a wallet falls apart soon after you buy it then it can be said universally that this was the wrong wallet no matter who bought it.

That aside, there are a number of factors that go into a wallet purchase that need to be evaluated to make sure that you get the right one for your needs. It needs to be functional, first and foremost, but that function does depend on how you plan to use it. It should also be stylish but style is also in the eye of the beholder.

In this article, we will go through the steps you should go through to make sure that you end up with the ideal wallet for your needs.

1) Make It An Investment

There is a price to pay for craftsmanship. It’s definitely a price worth paying. When you buy goods that were made with care and using high quality materials then they end up paying for themselves. The durability means you will spend less money over time since you won’t be replacing your wallet too often.

This is the very definition of an investment. Pay more now for something later. The something you get later is savings.

For instance, if you buy a men’s leather wallet made with the best lather and made by a true craftsman who understands how to make things durable then it will last you the rest of your life if you take care of it.

Buying a cheap wallet may save you some money now, but if it breaks down in a year or two then you have to buy another. And then another after that. During the same amount of time, you will have only bought one if you made the choice, in the beginning, to consider it an investment instead of a regular purchase.

2) Consider RFID Technology

With so many threats to our sensitive information being stolen, it is important to put some tight security around our credit cards. This means that it is wise to have a wallet that has RFID technology. This is a technology called a Faraday cage. It involves metal being placed on either side of the wallet to block the signal from the cards from being read by a skimmer.

This skimmer is similar to a card reader you would use to make purchases. In this case, the perpetrator has one that steals the information from the card so it can be replicated and used to make purchases themselves. If somebody gets close enough it is able to read the card when no RFID is present.

3) Keep It Simple

An overstuffed wallet can cause back problems. When looking for a replacement don’t try to get one that will fit everything you have in this one. Instead, try to downsize and get rid of a lot of the stuff you are carrying. Keep it to a minimum of credit cards and licenses plus some space for a small bit of cash.

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