Sometimes you spend from multiple categories in a single transaction (hello, Target!). Not a problem, just enter your transaction as a split transaction.
- Click Add Transaction or double-click to edit an existing transaction.
- Enter the payee.
- In the category field, click the blue Split (Multiple Categories) button.
- Enter the total outflow or inflow in the top line.
- Now, on each line that follows, select a category and enter the corresponding amount. Keep going until you've entered everything and the amount remaining to assign is zero.
Two Views: Collapse or Expand
In your account registers, you'll notice an arrow next to the top line of your split transaction. You can expand or collapse individual split transactions—and your browser will even remember the way you left it.
There's another way!
You can also enter split transactions in the YNAB mobile apps. Check out our Split Transactions on Mobile help doc for more details.