Let’s say you buy a food item at the grocery store during a weekly grocery run and it costs $40. You get home, find that the food item is expired. You go back to the store, get a $40 refund put back onto your debit card. Then you pay $40 for a new fresh food item.
How should you categorize the $40 refund? I would think you would want the refund added back into your monthly grocery budget so that the grocery budget doesn’t just have two $40 expenses and no refunds.
The solution I tried:
I’ve tried to make a category called “Refunds - Groceries” and make its “Type” an Income. But the refund doesn’t seem to affect the monthly grocery budget.
I’d love to hear what thoughts anyone may have! Thank you in advance!