# Add Expense
If you wish to track expenses by category, you should create the expense category first.
To enter an expense, click Add New Expense on the Expense Dashboard.
The Add Expense window appears.
Enter a Description and Value for the expense.
If you are tracking expenses by category, click the Expense category box and select a category from the drop-down menu.
If you want to add tags to the expense, enter the name of each tag in the Tags box.
Tags should only use letters, numbers, hyphens (
-), and underscore (
Entering a tag using a comma or space will create a tag from the letters before the comma or space and start another tag using the characters entered after the comma or space.
Although a tag cannot have spaces, you can use an underscore
_ or a hyphen
- to create a "separation" between multiple words in a tag, for example:
Click Save Expense.
The Expense you just added will be listed under Recently Added Expenses at the top of the Add Expense window and on the Expenses Dashboard.