Tawcan is a Canadian personal finance and dividend investing blog that chronicles my quest for financial independence and joyful life.

I started this blog to show it is possible to achieve financial independence as a single income family with two young kids while living in Vancouver Canada, one of the most expensive cities in the world.

My wife and I started building our dividend portfolio in 2011 after a financial epiphany.

Today, the portfolio generates over $2,500 dividends per month. Our dream is to become financially independent and live off dividends by 2025.


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Cashflows and Portfolios – Retirement Projections

Cashflows and Portfolios retirement projections

The accumulation phase is a major focus within the financial independence retire early (FIRE) movement. People focus on how they can accumulate enough assets to reach financial independence and eventually retire early. But the accumulation …

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Christmas plans+ Good Reads From The PF Community

Good Reads From The PF Community

First of all, I hope our American friends had a great Thanksgiving. Given it’s Black Friday in the US and many Canadian stores have started this tradition, happy bargain hunting. But remember, the best savings …

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26 Best US Dividend Stocks – DGI roundup

Best US dividend stocks

Earlier this year, I asked several dividend growth investing (DGI) bloggers and asked them to pick three of their favourite Canadian dividend stocks based on total growth (i.e. a combination of growth, dividend growth, or …

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12 Best Canadian Dividend Stocks for 2022

Best Canadian dividend stocks

Mrs. T and I are working toward financial independence by investing in dividend stocks and index ETFs. Our plan is to live off dividends so we are always on the lookout for great dividend stocks …

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Dividend Income – October 2021 Update

Tawcan dividend income October 2021 report

Wow, I can’t believe that there are only two months left for 2021. Maybe time flies by quicker when one works from home? I have been working from home since last mid-March and there’s currently …

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How to donate securities to charity in Canada

how to donate securities to charity

Recently Reader M provided some excellent insight on early withdrawal strategies. At the end of the blog post, I mentioned that charitable giving is important, particularly with what is going on in today’s world. After …

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VEQT Review – A Vanguard All-Equity ETF Analysis

VEQT review

Long-time readers know we are deploying a hybrid investing strategy – we invest in both dividend growth stocks and index ETFs in our dividend portfolio. For our kids’ RESPs, we have switched from multi-ETFs to …

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