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Early Retirement
Frugality/Saving, Investing
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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SIK (Single Income, Kids)
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Today’s post came from my biggest supporter in life – Mrs. T! Here’s her frugal ideas on how to cook great food while staying on a budget. Enjoy! 🙂   Bob finally asked me to write a guest post for his blog! He asked me which frugal ideas I could share with you and I immediately thought about my biggest passion: Food! There are so many ways to cook great foods ...
Posted: Nov 23 2017 @ 10:00 AM
Earlier this year, for our wedding anniversary, Mrs. T bought tickets to Kurios by Cirque du Soleil so we could have a kids-free date. After a bit of planning, we were fortunate to be able to turn this opportunity into a stayaction with 1 night in Vancouver by sending the kids to my parent. So two Saturdays ago, Mrs. T and I sent the kids to my parents in the morning, ...
Posted: Nov 20 2017 @ 10:00 AM
I mentioned in my FinCon17 recap that I recorded my first podcast with Jess. The other day Jessica published the FinCon Live episode for listening. Here’s the podcast episode (Link). Please feel free to take a listen. 🙂   Some thoughts on my first ever podcast recording. What' I sound like that' It’s so weird hearing myself. Do I sound weird' I say “like” way too much… I guess I ...
Posted: Nov 16 2017 @ 10:00 AM
As you may know, Tawcan is a word that I invented when I started using the internet back in the mid-90’s. It stands for Taiwanese Canadians. (I realized later that if the word is a combination of Taiwan and Canada it should be “Taican”… I must have misspelled the word. Very ESL ha!) My family and I immigrated from Taiwan to Canada when I was 13 years old. Having lived ...
Posted: Nov 13 2017 @ 10:00 AM
I have heard a lot about FinCon since I started this personal finance blog. Every blogger I have talked to or exchanged email with had nothing but positive things to say about FinCon. Last year I considered going to San Diego to attend FinCon16. But my poor planning meant purchasing the conference ticket at the normal price of over $450 US. Given the poor USD to CAD exchange rate, I ...
Posted: Nov 09 2017 @ 10:00 AM
October was a crazy travel month for me. I spent 2 weeks in Asia for work, then two weeks in Texas for personal vacation. Part of the two weeks in Texas was spent at FinCon17 (I’ll write a recap later). It was neat to be on the road for so long, seeing different cities, eating different types of food, and meeting new friends. But I am looking forward to sleep ...
Posted: Nov 06 2017 @ 10:00 AM
The last couple of weeks I was in Hong Kong, China, and Taiwan for business. I didn’t spend any time sightseeing, after all, this was a work trip! When I was in Shenzhen, China, my hotel room was on the 60th floor, overlooking Shenzhen Bay. It was pretty insane looking down and the 30-something floor buildings looked tiny. View from my 60th floor hotel room The coolest thing was going to the gym ...
Posted: Oct 30 2017 @ 11:00 AM
If you look at our dividend portfolio, you will notice that majority of our portfolio consists of Canadian dividend stocks. Being a Canadian I am slightly biased when it comes to owning Canadian dividend stocks. Why do I like owning Canadian dividend stocks? Two words – Exchange rate. Purchasing Canadian dividend stocks does not involve in exchanging currency, so it is way easier to pull the buy trigger. Meanwhile, if we want ...
Posted: Oct 25 2017 @ 11:00 AM
Last week I was on a 13.5 hour flight from Vancouver to Hong Kong. I have done this trip a number of times, and the 13.5 hour flight always felt really long. Mostly because I usually couldn’t fall asleep on the plane for a very long time. I usually could only sleep for 1 hour, maybe 2 hours max. As luck had it, my 13.5 hour flight from Vancouver to Hong Kong got ...
Posted: Oct 19 2017 @ 11:00 AM
Thanks to work and personal travels, I have set foot on 25 airplanes so far this year, with at least 6 more plane rides planned. Essentially I have been on a plane every single month so far in 2017. For someone whose job isn’t supposed to have that much traveling involved, 2017 has been a busy year. For the most part, I like getting on a plane to visit different cities, whether ...
Posted: Oct 16 2017 @ 11:00 AM


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