You can set up an accrual budget. The idea behind accrual budgets is to save up in non-payment
months so you have enough money in the payment month. Mint helps you spread the
payment amount out in the months leading up to it. The calculation for what to
set aside each month depends on the month you set up the budget.
For example, if you set a budget for $600 every 3 months,
and the next payment is February, Mint will allocate $300 in January and $300
in February. Then It will allocate $200 for March/April/May.
Because of this, we don't allow users to have an accrual
budget and a onetime budget in the same month for the same category. And
therefore, any money spent in that budget category will show as
overspending since the accrual budget assumes you will be setting aside the
amount and not spending in that category until the scheduled month.
To set up an accrual budget:
1. Click on Create a Budget, on the Budgets page
2. For When Will This Happen?,select Every Few Months, and enter the information appropriate for the budget (for example, if you need to track the spending on a 3 month cycle, select 3 months)
3. Select the next month when this budget should start.
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