Budget for bill paid every 2 months is calculating wrong.

I have a budget set at $210 every two months with the last payment made this month (January). If I edit the budget it is saying it will save $70 and the next payment is March. It seems it is including this month in the calculations for saving for the March payment even though this month was a payment month which means it should not be included.

It is also listing that I spend $273 this month on that budget, since this is a payment month and my payment was $203 I believe that additional $70 should not be calculated in.

Answer

dsoule,

I'm sorry for any inconvenience with the way that your bi-monthly budget is calculating in Mint.  Unfortunately it's hard for me to test this sort of issue to see if I'm getting similar results, but I do understand that the $70 is counting toward the current budget cycle instead of the next one.  If the funds were allocated to that category in this month, they will count towards the budget this month, since budgets go by month and don't have the ability for specific end dates.  However, if you feel there is an issue with the calculations, please use the Contact Mint form to report them to the support team for further investigation: https://www.mint.com/help/#more-help

Regards,
Jessie

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