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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How to survive a shopping trip to Costco

If you live anywhere in North America (and parts of Asia and Europe) you probably have heard of Costco before. Costco is a huge wholesale store that sells pretty much everything and anything you can …

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Dividend Income Update – January 2015

Wow I can’t believe it’s already the 2nd week of February. Seems to me that January just flew by. Work has been busy as usual but I’m really glad that we’re investing in 50 companies and collecting dividend …

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How we got started with dividend investing

If you look at our dividend portfolio, you will see that we are currently investing in 50 dividend paying companies. We hold these company stocks in tax-deferred accounts like RRSP and TFSA, as well as …

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Frugal Tips for university students

I was a university student not so long ago. University was an interesting time for me, living on my own, studying and preparing for exams, and learning how to be an independent adult. Nowadays, attending …

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December dividend update

This update is a little bit later than usual as I’ve been under the weather the last few days. 🙁 When I tallied our dividend income in middle of December, I knew we already met …

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