According to the survey people found the following items “essential”:
Cable / Satellite TV – 49%
Cell phone – 46%
High-speed Internet access – 44 percent
Entertainment (movies, books, dining out, etc.) – 32 percent.
Big screen TV – 6%
Gym membership – 6%
Now different circumstances will make different things essential for different people. For example, high speed Internet is “essential” for me in that my income is based on time I spend on the Internet. Could I live without high speed Interne...