I'm new to Mint, made a monthly budget for $2,000, but have an acct bal. (Total Cash: $424). Should I change my budget to $2,424 so Mint doesn't think I'm overspending?

I'd like to allocate my $424 account balance to my budget categories b/c the $424 is made up of my rollovers prior to using Mint.com.  I'd like that to reflect in Mint.com.  Should I make my first budget $2424, and then change my 2nd month's budget numbers to $2000 (which is my regular monthly income and what I want to budget off of)?  My assumption is that in the 2nd month, then Mint.com will be tracking all my rollovers?


Hi the_detective,

If you select the option to have the remaining balance applied to next month's budget when initially creating your budget, it will rollover as you expected. The way you described about changing the budget amount in the second month should work perfectly fine.

Let us know if you need any other assistance.

Mint Mike

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