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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2022 Goals and Resolutions – Q3 Update

2022 Goals and Resolutions - Q3 Update

For those of you that are new to this blog, I have been setting annual goals and resolutions and publishing them since 2019. I then publish updates every quarter. These quarterly updates have kept me …

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40 lessons I’ve learned after 40 years

40 lessons I've learned after 40 years

I’m turning 40 later this year. It’s hard to believe that it’s been a decade since I turned 30. My 30s were a great decade – seeing my two kids born in front of my …

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Dividend Income – September 2022 Update

Dividend Income – September 2022 Update

For me, it felt like September disappeared in a blink of an eye. This was probably because I spent over 2 weeks in Taiwan for business, including spending 4 days in a quarantine hotel. For …

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Do we have enough to retire in 2023?

do we have enough to retire

I’ll be turning 40 later this year. Since I am very much enjoying my full time job in high tech and finding it mentally challenging, I have no intention of quitting and “retiring” any time …

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