Can Mint learn how to categorize transactions?

For example:  Food trucks, Square payments to my physical therapist, my rent check, etc. always come up as Uncategorized.  Going through and manually categorizing each thing each week or month is turning Mint into a chore.  

I would really love some kind of "if-then" interface, similar to a mail filter, that teaches Mint to always categorize transactions as _________ based on certain criteria.  For example, once I tell Mint that my favorite food truck is a restaurant, it should know that forever.


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Hello joesausage,

Thank you for this question! Mint has this exact feature. Here's how to use:

When you hover over the transaction, click Edit Transaction, and then change the category. After you do, the box will pop up inside the edit box and it says:  'always recategorize XYZ as XYZ'. Click on this and save, and Mint will 'remember' the category of this transaction from now on!

Thank you,
Mint Maggie

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