How do you change whether your budget will be rolled over?

When you create a budget, you can choose to start each new month with the previous month's leftover amount.

For example, if you have a $75 fast food budget, but only spend $50 on fast food that month, your fast food budget will start at -$25 the next month. If you spent $100 on fast food in one month, the next month’s budget would start with $25 already spent.

Here’s how to opt-in to a rolling budget:

  1. Sign in to Mint.com. You can’t do this in the mobile app.
  2. Select Budgets from the top menu.
  3. Hover over the desired budget and select EDIT DETAILS.
  4. Check (or uncheck) the box next to Start each new month with the previous month's leftover amount.
  5. Select SAVE.