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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:
Product Manager
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Latest Blog Posts

The financial independence retire early movement is getting a lot of attention lately. While it’s nice to see the movement gaining traction, I feel most of the major media coverage has been very early retirement focus. I think this is paints a very bad picture of what financial independence retire early (FIRE) is about. Furthermore, most of these FIRE stories are US related. As a Canadian, I want to hear ...
Posted: Feb 17 2020 @ 8:00 AM
It’s the beginning of 2020 and that means new TFSA contribution room. With the new $6,000 TFSA contribution room per person, it makes sense to invest in dividend paying stocks early in the year and stay invested rather than trying to time the market. Therefore, we have been busy putting together a 2020 dividend stock consideration list and monitoring these dividend paying stocks to determine whether it makes sense to ...
Posted: Feb 10 2020 @ 8:00 AM
Last year was the first year that I published my yearly goals and resolutions on the internet. Then every quarter, I provided an update on how I was doing with my goals and resolutions. Personally, I felt this system worked really well as it kept me very motivated and very accountable for all of my goals and resolutions. As a result, I did pretty well in 2019 and accomplished 12 ...
Posted: Feb 05 2020 @ 8:00 AM
I should have published this decade review post at the end of 2019 or early January but I suppose it’s better late than never. It’s a little hard to imagine that the ‘10s are already behind us and a new decade is now upon us. While the new decade is still young and fresh, it’s a good time to reflect on the previous decade and highlight our accomplishments throughout the ...
Posted: Feb 03 2020 @ 8:00 AM
This is my fourth year of writing an annual financial review. In 2016 we spent $47,566.96 CAD and our net worth grew by +34.4%; in 2017 we spent $51,144.77 CAD and our net worth grew by + 8.65%; in 2018 we went over the top and spent $57,231.99 CAD and our net worth grew by +2.83%. Oddly enough, I was really looking forward to writing the 2019 financial review. Not ...
Posted: Jan 27 2020 @ 8:00 AM
It’s hard to believe 2019 is over. In many ways, it felt that the year flew by so quickly. At the beginning of 2019, I set out some challenging goals and resolutions that I wanted to accomplish throughout the year. Every quarter, I provided an update on how I was doing. For me, I felt putting my goals on this blog and providing quarterly updates had made me super motivated ...
Posted: Jan 22 2020 @ 8:00 AM
As long time readers may know, we could be financially independent now, but we have decided to delay this major financial milestone. Essentially, rather than expedite our financial independence retire early (FIRE) journey, we decided to take a much slower approach due to various reasons.  Within the FIRE community, more and more people are starting to talk about taking a more balanced approach. People are trying to find their own ...
Posted: Jan 20 2020 @ 8:00 AM
A happy new year and happy new decade everyone! I hope everyone enjoyed their holidays and spent some time with family and friends. Just like November, I did a lot of travel in December. First, our entire family flew to Copenhagen from Vancouver in early December. The next day, I jetted off to Stockholm and Gothenburg for a quick 2-day business trip. Once I got back from the business trip, ...
Posted: Jan 15 2020 @ 8:00 PM
The financial independence retire early movement is getting a lot of attention lately. While it’s nice to see the movement gaining traction, I feel most of the major media coverage has been very early retirement focus. I think this is paints a very bad picture of what financial independence retire early (FIRE) is about. Furthermore, most of these FIRE stories are US related. As a Canadian, I want to hear ...
Posted: Jan 13 2020 @ 8:00 AM
The other day Mrs. T and I were talking about our financial independence journey and how far we’ve come since our financial epiphany. During our conversation, I kept talking about our future and what I’d love to do once we are financially independent. “Why can’t we do these things now? You wrote a post about it, remember? And why keep looking forward to the future? What about enjoy the present ...
Posted: Jan 06 2020 @ 8:00 AM

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