I'm wondering how to model a shared expense scenario, making sure that my reports don't show incorrect values.
Here is an example:
I pay for a trip that I do together with my wife. Let's say I put this as a withdrawal of 1000€ into MMEX, using the "travels" category.
My wife and I shared the costs, so she wire-transfers half of the expenses to my checkings account. I'm currently putting this as deposit into MMEX, using a different category (not "travels"), because MMEX's help page explicitly says this:
The problem: the generated expense reports will tell me that I spent 1000€ on traveling, which is semantically incorrect. In reality, I only spent 500€. What should I do? Should I ignore the advice in the manual and use the same category for the withdrawal and deposit, and hope for the best?Do not use the same category for Deposit and Withdrawal transactions, as this will upset overall balance figures.