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How can I track the spending of a portion of an account

I want to track the spending of a portion of an existing savings account. For example: Say I have $500 in the account and I want to earmark $100 towards say entertainment. I want to know when I've spent my budget. I don't want this to be monthly or yearly. I want it to track perhaps 5 years. I want to add one amount and then track it until that money is spent. I tried the budget feature but it tracks spending monthly or yearly. I also don't want to open a separate account. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks,
Kevin
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  • kevin009
    kevin009 Member ✭✭
    Thanks for the suggestions. I think I'm going to try Tom's suggestion first. I'll comment later to say whether it filled my needs or not.
  • Tom Young
    Tom Young SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    I reread my answer and realized I might haven't been as clear as I should have.  In the savings Account expense the cost using whatever Category you normally use.  Then reduce the Savings Goal by the same amount.  Your savings Account will be correct, your Category expense will be correct, your Savings Goal will be reduced.
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