VIDEO: What's In Your Wallet, Los Angeles?

A couple of years back the Wall Street Journal had this great blog feature called "What's In Your Wallet." No relation to the Capital One ad slogan.

They went around asking regular and famous Joes and Janes to open up their wallets and tell stories about what's in them. The Journal discontinued the blog, and the wallet feature. So we are reincarnating it as a regular element on our show and website.

This week we stepped outside our studio and headed to the Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles to find out What's in Your Wallet?

And if you want to find out what's in my wallet, take a look here.

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Tess Vigeland is the host of Marketplace Money, where she takes a deep dive into why we do what we do with our money.
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One thing should be in everyone's wallet: a library card.

I do not carry a wallet. For a man, a wallet is kept in one of his back pockets. When he sits down, this makes him unbalanced, spine alignment wise. Some of my male friends have complained to me about back aches. I told them about my back pocket theory. All carried a wallet in a back pocket. All removed the wallet and the back pain stopped.

Most interesting item is a counterfeit $1 bill that the secret service made it too hard for me to turn in, so I've kept it since it was discovered as a tip I received while serving at a restaurant years ago. I don't travel with it, but it's a pretty good fake and most people have never seen a fake $1 bill before, so it is a good story!

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