How should I handle the situation where a savings/investment account cannot be linked into Mint?

I have an account that is NOT possible to link to Mint. This account is money that I transfer every month to a relative to invest in his accounting business. It guarantees me a better return on my money than a regular savings account. In return, my relative transfers me money back from that account whenever I need it. 

For example, this month, I bought a car with money from that account. He transferred the money and I categorized the transfer into a custom budget called "New Car". The problem with this is that it throws off my trends. I spent $7,000 on the car, but because I transferred that money into the new car budget, trends doesn't show the total spent in that category. It shows whatever was budgeted in "new car" + transfer in to budget - actual spent. In this case it shows that I haven't spent anything on the new car.

budgeted(300) + transfer into budget(6700) - actual spent (7000) = 0.

So, this has completely thrown off my trends for about a year. Whenever I make bigger purchases, the money usually comes from this account. Can you think of any ways that I can work around this?

Answer

I haven't actually done it, but perhaps using the "add assets you own" at the bottom of the add accounts page might be used for this?  After you click on "add property", click on "cash or debt" and see if you can figure a work around?  That, along with using "transfer" for the move of the money to and from your other source account, may provide a work around.  Just an idea.  Good luck!

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