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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2021 Goals and Resolutions – Q2 Update

2021 Goals and Resolutions Q2 Update

Can you believe 2021 is already half over? With the warmer, sunnier summer weather here in Vancouver, we are spending a lot of time outside, especially in our backyard garden. The warmer sunnier weather also …

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Dividend Income – June 2021 Update

dividend income

It’s time for our monthly dividend income update. For those of you that are new, we plan to live off dividends when we are financially independent. While it would be amazing to receive $360k in …

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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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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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