We have trouble controlling our consumer impulses, and there's a gap between our decisions and the consequences. When we pull a product off the shelf, do we know our bank-account balance, or whether we're over budget for the month? Our existing senses are inadequate to warn us. The Proverbial Wallet fosters a financial sense at the point of purchase by embodying our electronically tracked assets. We provide tactile feedback reflecting account balances, spending goals, and transactions as a visceral aid to responsible decision-making.