When you create a budget, you can choose to start each new month with the previous month's leftover amount.
For example, if you have a $75 fast food budget, but only spend $50 on fast food that month, your fast food budget will start at -$25 the next month. If you spent $100 on fast food in one month, the next month’s budget would start with $25 already spent.
Here’s how update your budget's roll over settings:
- Sign in to mint.com. You can’t do this in the mobile app
- Select Budgets from the side menu
- Hover over the desired budget and select Edit
- Check (or uncheck) the box next to Start each new month with the previous month's leftover amount
- Select Save