How should I categorize contributions to my 401(k) that show up as buy transactions in my investment account?
This is more of a general question than a Mint.com specific one. In my Transamerica retirement account, I see a handful of transactions every month for buying quantities of mutual funds. These are effectively my 401(k) contributions and my employer's match.
Should I be categorizing these as "Income" or something rather than "Buy". In a sense, they are income as the money is new to me at that point. Are there other categories that count as "Income" when looking at Trends in Mint (e.g. "Deposits" maybe?)
It seems like in order to get a full picture of my Net Income over time it would be useful to categorize these as income. Or is Net Income generally just considered your paycheck minus your expenses excluding any deposits or buy orders in investment accounts.
How are other people doing this?