No, I'm NOT $300 over my shopping budget!
April 5, 2009 9:14 AM Subscribe
I'd like to get more out of Mint.com, but can't figure out how to do what I'd like to do. The crux of the problem is that Mint.com mistakenly identifies some of my recurring monthly expenses as being payments to Marshall's (the store). Payments that Mint.com assumes are to Marshall's are actually to more than one payee, and the Rules feature doesn't seem to be customizable enough to handle that.
posted by emelenjr to Computers & Internet (6 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
My first name happens to be Marshall, and I wonder if that might have something to do with it. If not, it's a weird coincidence. Mint's tech support and forums haven't been helpful (yet) so I'm turning to the hive mind.
Since this happens with more than one payee, I can't simply create a rule that renames transactions supposedly involving Marshall's to a different name, because that will rename multiple transactions to the same new name when they should each be identified by different names.
Is there a way to create a rule based on the amount of the transaction, not just by the name of the payee? That would make the Rules feature even more useful, and it would solve this problem. "If it's X amount and it's going to Y payee, don't assume this is a shopping expense to Marshall's." That's what I would like to see, but I can't figure out how to make that work. Any ideas?