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 $2,500 dividends per month. Our dream is to become financially independent and live off dividends by 2025.

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Power of dividend reinvestment plan (DRIP)

I’ll start the blog post with a quote from one of the smartest men that ever lived. “Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it … he who …

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Frugal Travel Tips for Italy

I love exploring new places, learning about different cultures, and talking to the locals. No wonder I love traveling! There are so many things you can learn from traveling; these are things that you cannot learn from …

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Is Facebook doing you any good?

We don’t own a TV at home and we don’t usually read news. Mrs. T and I are not ignorant, we simply think that 99% of all news are sad and depressing. Because the sad and depressing …

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August dividend update

It’s September already and that means fall is just around the corner. It has been a pretty good summer here in West Coast of Canada. Lots of sunshine and hot weather. We also had a …

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Enjoy the small things in life

Because we live in a world of high speed internet and advancing electronics, many of us are constantly in the go-go-go mode. It seems that so many people are always busy. These people have a …

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Do you really need an emergency fund?

If you follow the traditional financial advise, the recommendation is to have an emergency fund that will cover about three to six months of your monthly expenses. This recommendation is great for someone who doesn’t live below …

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5 Ways to Frugal Living

Being frugal is an art and something Mrs. T and I practice on a daily basis. We’re always finding new ways to save money so we can use whatever saved for investments or big item purchases …

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