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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Dividend Income – August 2015 update

dividend income - I did nothing today and still got paid

Thank you for dropping by. It’s that time of the month where I share my favourite post of the month – our monthly dividend income. The reason for loving dividends so much is because once …

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Things that saved us money recently

The only realistic way to achieve financial independence is to spend less money than you earn and invest the difference. Eventually the investment amount will be large enough to sustain your expenses. This is why …

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Breathe, relax, world is not ending

The stock market has been on a downward spiral lately, mostly caused by the low crude oil price and concerns on Chinese economic growth. Not surprisingly, our stock portfolio has been decreasing in value over the …

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Living life to the fullest

On May 26, 2015, Dean Potter, the legendary rock climber, BASE (Building, Antenna, Span, and Earth) jumper, BASEliner, highliner, jumped off a 3,500-feet cliff in Yosemite park with his BASE jumping partner Graham Hunt, aimed to go …

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On the road again – some thoughts

I’ve been on the road this week for some face-to-face customer meetings. On Tuesday I had to get up at 4:15 AM so I could arrive in Vancouver airport to catch my 6;40 AM flight. …

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Dividend Income – July 2015 update

dividend income - I did nothing today and still got paid

Thank you for dropping by. It’s time for my favourite post of the month – monthly dividend update. I seem to say this a lot lately but I can’t believe it’s already August! Considering that …

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