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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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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Should I invest in high yield covered call ETFs?

Should I invest in high yield covered call ETFs

Why is dividend investing an attractive investing strategy? The main attraction, I think, lies in the idea of living off dividends, being tax-efficient, and not touching your principal. By not touching the principal, many investors …

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Dividend Income- September 2021 Update

Dividend Income September 2021 Update

Mrs. T and I are very glad that school is back. We can finally sit down together and have afternoon coffee hygge without kids climbing all over us on weekdays! Fall also means more backyard …

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Best Canadian monthly dividend stocks – My top 10

Best Canadian monthly dividend stocks

If you’re reading this blog, there is a good chance that you are interested in financial independence retire early. More specifically, you are looking to invest in dividend growth stocks and live off dividends when …

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Quick Q&A + Good Reads From The PF Community

Tawcan Q&A

Last week I was featured on three major news outlets – The Globe and Mail, MSN, and CNBS Grow. Many new readers stumbled onto this website as a result. If you’re a new reader, thank …

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2021 Goals and Resolutions – Q3 Update

2021 goals and resolutions

It’s hard to believe there are only three more months to go before 2021 wraps up. Considering that we have regularly travelled outside of Canada every year for the past many years, it is weird …

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