Include a one-time item in a budget
Not everything in a budget reoccurs on a regular basis. For example, you could earn money babysitting every once in a while, but not consider it regular income. A large piece of furniture might be a one-time expense-once you buy a couch you probably don't need to buy one every month. After you add a one-time item (either income or expense), it shows up in your regular budget, but is called out on a separate line with the date it occurred.

Note: To perform this task, you must be using the Advanced Budget. To determine which budget you're using, look for the Essential Budget, Advanced Budget, or Savings and Spending Budget label in the upper-right corner of the Budget summary page.

  1. Click Budget, and then click Budget Summary.
  2. At the bottom of the Budget summary table, click Add a One-Time Item.
  3. Follow the instructions on the screen.