having debits and credits in a single category
Per other thread on this forum, I know that the superusers here advocate not having debits and credits in a single category. They basically quote accounting principals saying that you shouldn't do it.
But, let's say you have 30 categories of expense-- you categorize each thing that you spend money on (groceries, restaurants, medical, gas, toiletries, various types of entertainment, home repairs, etc). Now, in each of those categories you have returns and refunds. I just find it not practical to have a return category for each of those. I mean really what's the harm in having some returns (credits) within an expense account?