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 $4,500 in dividends per month. Our dream is to become financially independent and live off dividends by 2025.


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Why we don’t invest in GICs

Why we don't invest in GICs

In the last year or so, I have received many emails from readers asking if we are investing in GICs. With the interest rates at the highest level in the last 20 years, banks offer …

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How to save and invest while enjoying life?

How to save and invest while enjoying life

2023 was another year where many Canadians have been spending more money on their day-to-day expenses. Groceries, gas, dining out, airfare, accommodation, movie tickets, concert tickets, and just about every expense has gone up in …

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Best Canadian Bond ETFs – My Top 5

Best Canadian Bond ETFs

Recently a few readers reached out and asked me about bond ETFs. Since most of these readers are close to retirement or are already retired, they are curious about my thoughts on bonds. In particular, …

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The Best Preferred Share ETFs in Canada

The Best Preferred Share ETFs in Canada

If you look at our dividend portfolio, you’ll notice that we only hold common shares that pay dividends. A few readers have emailed me and asked why we don’t hold any preferred shares to take …

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