By Christy Hendricks
With the downturn in the economy, many people are cutting out luxury items.
A recent study from the Pew Research Center surveyed people about which items they view as necessities.
Some item on the list include a TV, cable or satellite service, microwave, cell phone or an iPod.
Those are all items your might have, but if you had to cut something out to save money what would it be? We asked some folks in the Heartland and here's what they have to say.
|Percent of rating ea. item as a necessity|
|Home air conditioning||64%|
|High speed internet||29%|
|Cable or satellite TV||0%|
|Flat screen TV||0%|