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Importing Stripe, Square, or PayPal transactions into MoneyMinder

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Click here for step-by-step instructions to link your merchant account(s) to MoneyMinder.

Once you’ve linked your merchant account(s) you’re ready to import transactions.

Click the Banking icon in the toolbar.

Click the Actions dropdown to the right of the PayPal Clearing Account.

Choose Import Transactions from the dropdown.

Select the date range you’d like to import and click the Fetch transactions to import button

Click the Import button next to each item you would like to import:

Or click the hide button to hide it from your list:

Check that all fields are filled in correctly and assign a category if it is not auto-filled (correctly). In this example, a category needs to be selected before clicking Save & Close.

When PayPal, Square, or Stripe deposits money into your bank account, you’ll record this as a New Transfer from the Clearing Account to your bank account in MoneyMinder.

Click the Actions dropdown to the right of the PayPal Clearing Account.

Choose New Transfer from the dropdown.

The From bank account should be your PayPal, Square, or Stripe Clearing account. The To bank account should be your bank account.

Fill in the details and click Save.

Note: If you import transactions into your bank account, be sure to hide deposits from PayPal, Square, or Stripe, DO NOT import them. These deposits are reflected in the transfer. If you import those deposits, they will be double-counted in your bank register.

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  1. Katrina

    What if I don’t want to connect my Paypal account to MoneyMinder. I don’t like having links. I just want to use a file to upload my transactions.

    1. Cyndi Meuchel

      I totally understand, Katrina. Security and privacy are critical in today’s world and we don’t want to have any of that jeopardized. Please know that we don’t know nor have access to your PayPal credentials if you choose to use this feature. The older version of MoneyMinder did use downloads & uploads for those reports. It was clunky, time consuming, and sometimes prone to not issues/bugs.

      I’m curious how you use PayPal in MoneyMinder. For instance, if you don’t need to record the details of every transaction within MoneyMinder, then you can simply create a deposit in MoneyMinder for the amount that PayPal deposits into your account. You can split that as many ways as necessary. You just wouldn’t be recording that Sally and Jim each gave you $10 for membership and $40 for the yearbook. You’d record that you brought in $20 for membership and $80 for yearbooks. Would summary totals be a workaround solution for you?

  2. Daven

    How do I setup autofill?

    I’d like the program to automatically associate imported transactions with categories

    1. Julie Rice

      Hi Daven,

      When you are importing from PayPal, if the item NAME matches a budget category then it will autofill to that category and in Square if the item detail itemization category or name is the same as a budget category it will then autofill. Those are the parameters in which the category will autofill during import.

      Thanks for the great question!

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