What's An "Average" Family Spend?

I found this excellent chart at Visual Economics (thanks to ericabiz at Twitter).  It breaks down the spending of an "average" US economic unit.  Fascinating stuff.  Do you notice anything odd?

Here's what I think is unusual about this chart:  there is no mention of savings.  Now, we know that people are saving.  But where?

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Kate Horrell
Kate Horrell is a military financial coach, mom of four teens, and Navy spouse. She has a background in taxes and mortgage banking, and a trove of experience helping other military families with their money. Follow her on twitter @realKateHorrell.