All "income" on my venmo account should offset an expense from another account. Is there a way to reclassify all transactions coming from venmo as a "misc expense"?

I want all transactions (debits and credits) from my venmo account to be classified as a misc expense, so that the transfers in offset parts of actual payments made elsewhere. It doesnt appear as though you can create a rule based on the account, only the description of the transaction.

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You're correct about the limitations of a "transaction rule", but you can periodically use "multi-select" to do bulk categorization:

The checkmarks allow you to do a "Multiple Edit".  For example, if you have 10 Uncategorized transactions and you want to change them all to "Transfer", you check off all ten, hit the "Edit Multiple" button, and just change the Category and apply that change.

The greyed transactions are ones that Mint believes are "Pending" at the particular institution.

I'm not sure I understand why you prefer that you reclassify everything as "misc expense" though.  I would want to offset or show against the proper category for the actual spending.  If you split dinner where you paid on your credit card, that will come in as "Restaurants", but then I'd want to mark the money from friends also as "Restaurants", then the transfer of their money to your checking/savings as "Transfer".  This way your total spending in the "Restaurants" category is what you actually spent on yourself.

Categorize your payments from your checking to your credit card as "Transfer" and the net amount is zero.  Say you send a $500 payment - that's -$500 in your checking, and +$500 on your credit card.  Your true expense was when you charged whatever bill you paid, and that's the only time you'll increase your "bills/utilities" balance.

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