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 $4,000 in dividends per month. Our dream is to become financially independent and live off dividends by 2025.


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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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3 key questions to ask before investing

Finding the right kind of investment is an important factor in generating passive income and have your money working hard for you. There are a lot of things you can invest in, this includes GIC, bonds, stocks, …

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July Dividend Update

Wow another month flew by and it’s already August. I love beginning of the month because this is when I tally all the dividends that we received from owning dividend stocks like AT&T, Telus, and Chevron. …

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10 ways to save money without noticing it

For us, frugal living is all about living below our means and cutting off unnecessary spendings. Having said that, after cutting off most unnecessary spendings you need to look for other ways to trim your spending …

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