How should we reconcile credit card spending so that Mint doesn't count payments twice?

We have linked credit cards and also checking accounts, but it seems like our transactions don't line up. For example, it shows that we've spent money on the credit card, but it also thinks that paying off the credit card is spending. Let's say we spend $50 on the credit card. We pay it off in full. Mint thinks we spent $100, since it sees $50 come out of checking and also sees the transactions on the credit card.

Is there a way to code/tag charges so that Mint won't think paying off the credit card = more spending? Thanks!

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If you have both the credit card and checking account linked in Mint, only the transactions on the credit card should be counted.  The payment will show as a debit from the checking account and credit to the credit card, so those transactions cancel each other out.

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