There's something liberating about walking around without your wallet. No giant clump of leather, plastic or fabric pressing itself against your thigh. No awkward outlines in your pocket. No shuffling and shifting in your seat just to retrieve it.
That is, until you realize you've lost all your money, tickets, rewards cards and coupons.
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While there isn't anything that will replace your driver's license or other government identification, there are a slew of apps that can effectively replace the rest of your wallet, streamlining your life and preserving your favorite pair of jeans.
What it replaces: Cash, credit cards, loyalty cards and coupons
Launched in 2011 and available on iPhone and Android, Google Wallet gives you the ability to make purchases in stores and online, as well as withdraw cash from ATMs with your phone or a card.
By attaching your credit cards, debit cards and bank account to the platform, you can make direct payments with whichever sources you want through Google Wallet. You can also keep a balance on Google Wallet, and make direct transactions with legal adults in the United States with an email account.
Recently, Google rolled out a new instant buy feature for iOS, which had already been on Android for a year.
Probably not thee safest thing to do.. But hey, if you trust technology that much.. go right ahead -_-