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Tawcan

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Name:
Tawcan
Category:
Early Retirement
Tags:
Frugality/Saving, Investing
Start Year:
2014

Blogger Bio

Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Age:
30s
Race:
Asian
Gender:
Male
Life stage:
SIK (Single Income, Kids)
Profession:

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Latest Blog Posts

I have been investing in stocks since I was 19 years old.  I am not the next Warren Buffet when it comes to stock returns, but over the span of 15 years I have learned a few things on mutual fund/index ETF/stock selections. Here are a few random thoughts I have on index ETF & stock selections.   1. Past performance does not guarantee future returns When I used to buy mutual funds, ...
Posted: Jul 19 2017 @ 11:00 AM
Last week I wrote about some weird things I think about before purchasing something. A few readers pointed out that calculating cost per unit on food items might not be all that practical… I agree yet I disagree at the same time. Ever heard of the latte factor? It is a term popularized by David Bach to symbolize the high cost of small, periodic spending. Spending a $4 latte every day adds ...
Posted: Jul 17 2017 @ 11:00 AM
I was raised by frugal parents, therefore, frugality has been ingrained in my brain. Being frugal does not mean I don’t buy anything… ever. Rather, it simply means that when it comes to purchasing something, I question myself many many times before making the purchase. Call me weird, strange, or goofy if you want, below are some weird things that I think about before purchasing something.   1. How much money are we ...
Posted: Jul 13 2017 @ 11:00 AM
I was raised by frugal parents, therefore, frugality has been ingrained in my brain. Being frugal does not mean I don’t buy anything… ever. Rather, it simply means that when it comes to purchasing something, I question myself many many times before making the purchase. Call me weird, strange, or goofy if you want, below are some weird things that I think about before purchasing something.   1. How much money are we ...
Posted: Jul 13 2017 @ 11:00 AM
Summer is finally here in Vancouver! It’s certainly nice to see nothing but sun in the weather forecast for an extended period of time. That is way better than the rainy season we get in Vancouver for the rest of the year. Have you heard about the rain joke about Vancouver? Vancouver doesn’t rain a whole lot, just twice a week. Once for 3 days, the other time for 4 days. All ...
Posted: Jul 10 2017 @ 11:00 AM
If you have been reading this blog for a while, you know that we are quite frugal. After all, we spent less than $45k CAN in 2016 (that’s around $34k USD, quite respectable when compared to Mr. Money Mustache’s $30k USD 2016 expenses). However being frugal doesn’t mean we don’t spend any money. Lately I have encountered a couple of events that I simply said “money well spent” and felt ...
Posted: Jul 05 2017 @ 11:00 AM
It has been a while that I published a Weekend Reading post. I guess with Canada’s 150th birthday around the corner, it makes sense to do a Weekend Reading post featuring some awesome personal finance articles and some Canadiana contents. Between work, work travels, family, and enjoying summer, I have not been spending as much time writing the last month. I have been spending more time outside, tending our yard & ...
Posted: Jun 30 2017 @ 11:00 AM
Over the last few weeks I have made some dividend stock transactions. These transactions might be considered controversial for some dividend growth investors but I made these transactions with future growth and outlook in mind. I liquidated the following holdings completely: Kinder Morgan Inc (KMI) Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.B) With the proceeds from these two interactions and some added US cash, I then purchased… 25 shares of Costco (COST) Reasons behind the liquidation: I am not completely ...
Posted: Jun 27 2017 @ 11:00 AM
Mrs. T sent me this interesting article the other day where a family of four booked round the world tickets and traveled the world for a year. After reading the article, both Mrs. T and I got very inspired and thought this would be a fabulous way to spend a year on the road as a family. Spending extended time on the road exploring different cities isn’t an uncommon concept for ...
Posted: Jun 24 2017 @ 11:00 AM
Being a dad is a challenging yet rewarding job. At almost 15 months, Baby T2.0 is now able to communicate with us more and more. She would nod or shake her head to show yes or no, she can also communicate by using a few signs. The other day Baby T2.0 started signing “more cold tea.” Baby T1.0, meanwhile, thought it was hilarious what her sister was doing and started ...
Posted: Jun 20 2017 @ 11:00 AM

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