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 $3,400 dividends per month. Our dream is to become financially independent and live off dividends by 2025.


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Dividend Income – August 2022 Update

Tawcan dividend income August 2022

Wow, it’s hard to believe it’s September already, summer is in the rearview mirror, and our kids are back in school. I guess that’s what happens when you’re having fun. As usual, before we dive …

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Random thoughts from Taiwan

random thoughts from Taiwan

Greetings from Taiwan everyone! I’m currently in Taiwan for a work trip and will spend a little over two weeks on this beautiful tiny island. The last time I was here was in November 2019. …

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13 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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Re-examine our financial independence plans

Re-examine our financial independence plans

When we started our financial independence journey back in 2011, we didn’t set a specific FI date or number. In our minds, we do not doubt whether we could become financially independent or not. We …

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10 Lessons to give to my 23-year-old self

Later this year I’ll turn 40. I have never considered being 40 as old or the start of a midlife crisis. For me, 40 is just another number, the important thing is that I still …

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