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How to Track Discretionary Spending in a Budget for Quicken for Mac?

I'm trying to group discretionary spending versus fixed spending in a Budget. I thought Category Groups would do it but I can't see how to do it in Quicken for Mac. Is it available for Mac? If so, how do I find it / use it? If not, any ideas for a work around so I can group discretionary spending versus fixed spending?
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  • HJHJ Member
    Thanks John!
  • jacobsjacobs SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    @HJ Another option you have -- well, really an extension of what John said -- is that you can have more than one budget. So you could have one for discretionary categories, and one for all categories, or whatever variations you want.
    QMac 2007 & QMac Subscription • Quicken user since 1993
  • John_in_NCJohn_in_NC SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    jacobs said:
    @HJ Another option you have -- well, really an extension of what John said -- is that you can have more than one budget. So you could have one for discretionary categories, and one for all categories, or whatever variations you want.
    You can, and I have.

    But, I found it much simpler to only track the categories I consider discretionary and wish to track.

    Having all the fixed costs in the way simply made for a cluttered budget. For those who track every every inflow/outflow in their budget-more power to them. I found it unwieldy. 


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