In 2010, the U.S. Treasury Department created Hardest Hit Fund (HHF) to help State housing finance agency (HFA) provide help to homeowners who risked losing their primary residence due to undue financial hardship. However, there isn’t much guidance on tax treatment and reporting of such payments and this has created confusion. In short, payments made… Continue reading
Accept it, when you google for that perfect image to go with your excellent blog post, it seems like you are going in circles. There’s usually nothing decent to go with the post. I have written posts in 30 minutes and then spent 2-3 days looking for a perfect image. I am not even OCD, well,… Continue reading
We recently closed on a Townhouse in San Jose, CA. Yay. Our first home. We had been in the market for a while. First, it seemed like 2014 was not the year we make the move. Bay area housing market is on fire. For every home, there are at least 12-15 offers on average and every offer is over the… Continue reading
XGear is a small auto accessory that plugs in to your car’s data port and extracts data being continuously collected and quantifies it. All this is done seamlessly without any human interaction and with pinpoint accuracy. You get to learn about your car and understand your driving behavior. At the same time, it also provides you information about your… Continue reading
Sometime around last year, I heard about Plan9 and became extremely hopeful about Pakistan’s tech startups. Plan9 is kind of a general incubator that does little bit of everything and is funded by the Government. It’s been a year and I can now make some observations and suggestions to budding tech entrepreneurs in Pakistan.