Credit Card Payments and Car payments to show as a Line item for monthly expense
I've seen variations of this question, but no real solution for what I'm trying to see. I may be doing it totally wrong.
I would like to see, in a report, of either banking Summary or Itemized Payments by category or Payee of all that went OUT of my accounts, including Car payments and CC payments.
I would like to be able to have this report, whatever we call it, all the things I have paid out, like a budget. So...I can see that I spent x amount of dollars on credit card payments and car payments this year.
I do understand that a payment is a transfer thus not a true expense, HOWEVER, budgetary wise, it is an expense, to me. I need to know that I had this much income, and I spend this much on all the things I did, plus all the credit card payments and car payments.
I can sort of get this when I select everything and exclude internal transfers, but it zeros out the CC payments. I can do Banking summary and see all Transfers TO CC accounts and car payments, but they are (-) line items. If that's how it is, I can just export to excel and change the numbers around a little, but I don't know that i will have true numbers unless I do allot of math.
Is there a better way? I'm willing to go tag all the things, or re-categorize or whatever i need to. I would love to have the bottom line....This much income...this much paid in tax...this much in expenses...this much paid to CC...this much sent to Car payments etc. So I can see that I overspend by this much a month, or that I have a surplus of this much per month. Ideas?