The current economy has made money tight for many Americans. But even when the funds are low, there are things today’s 20-somethings refuse to live without.

A recent survey conducted by Business Week and Integer Group asked young adults what the one thing was they were not willing to live without. Two things topped the list, receiving 11 percent of the vote: visits to parents and health insurance.

Ten percent of those surveyed refused to live without their cell phones. Nine percent were not willing to part with their premium cable.

Some young adults refuse to have to walk; eight percent wanted to keep their cars.

And, not surprisingly, today’s young adults want to keep their tunes; four percent did not want to give up their music/CDs.

Jodi Mathews is BCE’s communications director.

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