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 $3,600 in dividends per month. Our dream is to become financially independent and live off dividends by 2025.


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Random Personal Finance Thoughts

Greetings from the land of the Vikings! Mrs. T, Baby T, and I have been spending our time in the land of the Vikings for the last two weeks, visiting Mrs. T’s family and friends. It …

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C.H. Robinson Worldwide stock analysis

This article is a guest post written by Ben Reynolds at Sure Dividend. Sure Dividend identifies high quality dividend growth stocks suitable for long-term investors. C.H. Robinsn (CHRW) is not one of the “big name” …

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Respect your money

how to start investing in dividend paying stocks

I recently finished reading “The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom” by Suze Orman. One of the steps that she mentioned in the book is being respectful of yourself and your money. I’ve heard this phrase …

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Dividend income – May 2015 update

dividend income - I did nothing today and still got paid

Another month in the bag and another month for us collecting juicy dividend income. I love writing these month dividend updates because I always get so excited tallying up the total dollar amount. It’s pretty …

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Fighting for financial freedom

How would you define the word freedom? By definition, freedom is the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint; it is the state of not being imprisoned …

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Heard at the dentist… about being successful

I was at the dentist office this afternoon and overheard the following conversation. One of the dentists said:   You need to brush your teeth so they will look white and shiny. Once you’re a dentist then people …

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Dividend income – April 2015 update

It’s that time of the month where we tally our monthly dividend income. Because we’re enrolled in DRIP for many of our positions, the dividends do not get recorded until much later, hence for not …

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