How can I track business expenses using Mint? The closest top level category is "Business Services", but it doesn't make sense to track business expenses under that name.

Seeking a solution or several solutions to choose from for tracking business expenses alongside personal expenses in Mint. 

I have considered using the "Business Services" top level category, but it really doesn't make sense to categorize my business expenses under this category as it is obviously a category meant to track other types of expenses. For example, "Meals & Entertainment" would not be considered "Business Services". 

I think the easiest way would be for Mint to broaden the category name to Business Related or something similar, but given that is unlikely, I would like to see if there are any other solutions others have worked out.

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Hello jay.corrales,

I'm sorry that you're having trouble separating business expenses in Mint, I understand your confusion.  Unfortunately Mint isn't currently designed with tracking separate business expenses in Mint, but there are some options.  First, you could simply Create all of the categories you want to use under the Business Services (or any other) sub category.  Alternatively, you could create business analogs for each category that you may need to use; for example, you could make a category under Bills & Utilities called Internet - Business, while still using the normal Internet category for your personal bills.

Finally, the only other option I have would only work if you have separate business and personal accounts.  In this case, you could simply create a separate Mint profile for the business accounts.  If you have one online banking login that brings up both personal and business accounts, you can Hide the ones you don't want to see in each profile.  I hope that helps!

Regards,
Jesse :man: 

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