How to track an expense that recurs weekly but is paid monthly
As stated in the title, I have an expense that recurs weekly, but that I pay in advance for the upcoming month. Recurring transactions don't seem to work very well for this, and budgeting for it is also a bit problematic at best.
I'm wondering if it may be worth my while to set up this particular expense as if it were a separate account entirely. Does this make sense? And if so, what type of account should it be?
This is how I imagine it. Let's say I had a housekeeper come weekly but I pay in advance. I would the full monthly amount to the housekeeping category. Whichever account it is being paid out of, I would create a weekly recurring outflow.
So at the beginning of November, for example, I'd have a fully funded housekeeping category of $200 let's say.
Then, each week, there would be an outflow transaction in my (checking or credit card... you pick) account for $50.
Meanwhile, through the month of November, with each paycheck, I'd fund my housekeeping category for December.
I hope this helps.