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Google Fiber Installation Timeline with Photos – Triangle, NC

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Google Fiber is Here! I searched around to find a good timeline of the Google Fiber announcement to Installation to Connection. I couldn’t find one. So, here’s the timeline of Google fiber installation. Our city was the first to get sign-up within the Triangle. I sent messages to my friend via WhatsApp who is a die-hard google fan about the progress …

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Personal Capital, Hedgeable, Wealthfront, Betterment – Performance Comparison

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Robo-Advisors are on the rise. I have been using Personal Capital for over a year now. But, I wanted to see if Hedgeable, Wealthfront, Betterment  would perform better. So, I decided to run my own experiment with real money. Here’s what I’m planning to do with this experiment: Open a new account with Hedgeable, Wealthfront, Betterment Publish the monthly performance (increase or …

Indian Passport Renewal Experience, Processing Time and Timeline at Indian Embassy in Washington D.C.

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I’m about to start the Indian Passport Renewal at U.S. Embassy in Washington, D.C. via CKGS.  This blog post as a placeholder to share the experience, timeline and processing time (and lessons learned).  Please read all the instructions before starting your application process at CKGS. There are a couple of places where things could go wrong.  I have highlighted those …

Why You Should Switch An Utility Account In Your Spouse Name?

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Do you have atleast one utility account in your spouse name? If not you should switch one account to spouses name.  We used to get our water bill with my name and my wife’s name listed on the billing statement. After they switched the billing system they removed my wife’s name from the bill. While applying for OCI Card, we …

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My Dear Friend JP, RIP (and Help His Family if You Can)

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JP – Jayaprabhu. RIP. It’s hard to believe that you are not with us anymore. I’m writing this for three reasons: I (we) just miss him Help raise fund for his family Why we need a Will It’s been years since I meet him in person, but the time we spent as classmates in B.E. is something I will carry for rest …

OCI Card Experience – Application and Processing Time

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We finally got the OCI Card for our son. This OCI card application process took a while to apply. 4 Months to be specific after completing the first application ( and generating the web reference number). OCI Card processing takes place in two stages Stage 1: Submit required supporting documents, application for processing Stage 2: Send Original U.S. Passport to get …

Here’s How to Order Cheap Check Books.

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We ran out of Checks on our Bank of America Checkings Account.  I went to Bank of America online account to order Checks. I was taken to third-party check book provider from BOA website. Their Check Book ordering website requires an update. It looked as if was developed during GeoCities Days (in other words, not helpful). I could find how many Checks I …