A new CNBC All-America Economic Survey reveals that approximately half of Americans have reined in their spending on travel, food and health care to be able to afford new technology. How much do you scrimp and save for gadgets?
The survey found that 49 percent of those questioned have cut back in order to purchase the shiny slabs of metal and glass that they lust after. About 30 percent of people cut pack on recreation, like eating out or going to the moves; 20 percent buy less clothing; 11 cut back on groceries; and 10 percent take a chance by saving on health care.
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