How do I read my budget in Mint?

When you create a budget in Mint, you will see the budget in the Budgets tab. 

The name of the budget will be the Category you selected. 

The line bar under each budget gives you a graphical view of how much you have spent for the month. 

  • A grey line (or partially grey line) is the part of the budget that is still available to spend for the month. If you spent $0 of $100 for the month, then the line will be completely grey.
  • A green line (or partially green line) is the part of the budget that has already been spent for the month, when you have not gone over the budget. If you spent $20 of $100 for the month, then the line will be 20% green and 80% grey.
  • A red line lets you know that you have exceeded the monthly allowance for the budget for the particular month. If you spent $120 of $100, then the line will be completely red.

On top of the line, you will see the corresponding dollar amounts that were spent relative to the budget amount for the month.