Tawcan is a Canadian personal finance and dividend investing blog that chronicle 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 $2,250 dividends per month and covers over 55% of our expenses.

Our dream is to become financially independent in our 40s and live off dividends.


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All Equity ETFs Review – VEQT vs. XEQT vs. HGRO

all equity ETFs

Since publishing my analysis of all-in-one ETFs in Canada and mentioning that we are going from multi-ETFs to all-in-one ETFs for our kids’ RESPs, we have gone ahead and made isharethe changes. We picked iShares …

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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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Have I failed as a father?

have I failed as a father

Since Mrs. T is originally from Denmark and I am originally from Taiwan, we both know the benefits of being able to speak more than one language. Naturally, we wanted our kids to be able …

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Are we going to see a roaring ’20s?

Are we going to see a roaring 20s

Some say that history repeats itself. Are we going to see a repeat of the roaring ’20s a hundred years later?  The Spanish flu, also known as the 1918 influenza pandemic, lasted from February 1918 …

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Five lessons I’ve learned as an investor

five lessons I've learned as an investor

Long time readers may remember that the first stock I purchased was ING Canada. ING Canada caught my interest initially because my parents used ING for their house insurance. I also thought ING Canada owned …

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