Paying for friends dinner and getting money back in cash

So I paid for dinner ($50) for me and a friend using my credit card. My friend then paid me back the money in cash the next day ($25). I entered the expense of $50 under my credit card and then receivable of $25 under cash. Until now it's all good but here is my question - I categorized this transaction of $50 under 'Dining Out' expenses but actually it should only be $25 since my friend paid me back his share. I want my dining out expenses to be accurate and not show overspend. I do this quite often as I like to rack up points on my credit card and my friends don't mind paying me back in cash. What is the recommended way of organising such transactions?

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  • This is easy if you have a cash account.

    Just inflow the $25 to dining out and then ynab will show that you spent $25.

    Then record where you spent the cash....

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  • Ah perfect! should have figured that out myself. thanks.

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