Can I retire at age 40 with 301,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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About Your Retirement ?
Current Age
Retirement Age
Current Savings $
Annual Deposits $
Annual Withdrawals $
Stock market crash:
Portfolio ?
% in Stocks:
% in Bonds:
% in Cash:
Modify Stock Returns:
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Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
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How much money do I need to retire?

This retirement calculator runs simulations based on past data from the S&P 500, 10 Year Treasury Bond, 3 month T-Bill, and US inflation. For each year of each simulation, a random return and inflation amount is chosen.

How to use: Enter your current age and the age when you retire. Then enter your current savings, the amount that you can save annually before you retire, and the amount that you plan to withdraw after retirement. Your annual deposits and withdrawals take inflation into account. For example, if you need $50,000 to live on in retirement using today's dollars, we will automatically take into account the cost of living for your retirement years. The same is true for your annual deposits. Next, decide if you'd like to simulate a stock market crash.

In the portfolio section, choose the makeup of your portfolio with stocks, bonds, and cash. Cash assumes that your money is stored in a savings account. You can then alter the future returns and inflation. For example, if the market has historically returned about 10%, but you think the future will be worse, modify the stock returns by -3%, and the future returns will average out to 7%. Investment fees can also lower stock market returns. Many index funds and ETFs offer extremely low fees and expenses.

Many people receive income in retirement, such as social security, pension plans, part time jobs, annuities, and other benefits. This would allow you to take out smaller distributions every year. Please note that taxes must also be considered, but are not used in this simulation. A 401k, Roth IRA, and Traditional IRA are taxed differently than a standard investment account, as are dividends.

Note: This assumes that the future is at least somewhat like the past. In reality, anything could happen. The Soviet Union collapsed, Japan's Nikkei Index is still well below its 1989 peak. Numerous other markets have changed drastically and never recovered. However, this online tool is helpful in retirement planning and estimating how much you might need for retirement, especially those hoping to retire early. We recommend receiving advice from a financial planner.

Want to retire with $301,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.3%
1 years$24,856$24,635$24,419$24,208$24,002$23,197
2 years$12,305$12,076$11,854$11,638$11,430$10,626
3 years$8,122$7,892$7,670$7,457$7,251$6,475
4 years$6,031$5,801$5,582$5,372$5,172$4,428
5 years$4,776$4,548$4,332$4,126$3,931$3,223
6 years$3,940$3,714$3,501$3,300$3,111$2,438
7 years$3,343$3,119$2,909$2,713$2,530$1,893
8 years$2,896$2,674$2,467$2,276$2,099$1,497
9 years$2,548$2,328$2,125$1,939$1,768$1,200
10 years$2,270$2,052$1,853$1,671$1,506$972
11 years$2,043$1,827$1,631$1,454$1,295$793
12 years$1,853$1,640$1,447$1,276$1,122$652
13 years$1,693$1,482$1,293$1,126$979$538
14 years$1,556$1,347$1,162$1,000$858$446
15 years$1,437$1,230$1,049$892$755$371
16 years$1,334$1,129$951$798$668$310
17 years$1,242$1,040$866$717$592$259
18 years$1,161$961$790$646$526$217
19 years$1,088$890$723$584$469$182
20 years$1,023$827$664$529$419$153
21 years$964$771$611$480$375$128
22 years$911$719$563$437$336$108
23 years$862$673$520$398$302$91
24 years$817$630$481$363$271$77
25 years$776$592$445$331$244$65
26 years$738$556$413$303$220$54
27 years$703$523$383$277$198$46
28 years$671$493$356$254$179$39
29 years$641$465$332$233$161$33
30 years$613$439$309$214$146$28
31 years$587$415$288$196$132$23
32 years$562$393$269$180$119$20
33 years$539$372$251$166$108$17
34 years$517$353$234$153$98$14
35 years$497$334$219$140$89$12
36 years$478$317$205$129$80$10
37 years$460$302$192$119$73$8
38 years$443$287$180$110$66$7
39 years$427$272$168$101$60$6
40 years$412$259$158$93$54$5
41 years$397$247$148$86$49$4
42 years$383$235$139$80$45$4
43 years$370$224$130$73$41$3
44 years$358$213$122$68$37$3
45 years$346$204$115$63$33$2
46 years$334$194$108$58$30$2
47 years$324$185$101$53$28$2
48 years$313$177$95$49$25$1
49 years$303$169$89$46$23$1
50 years$294$161$84$42$21$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 40 starting with $301,000, adding $5,342 every year, while hoping to spend $24,425 every year in retirement. These numbers increase with inflation.
Reality usually performs much different than the expected returns. This uses historical averages, but anything can happen. In general, riskier investments have greater returns on average, but more volatility in the short term.
Age Total: 100% Stocks Total: 100% Bonds Total: 100% Cash Total: 44/48/8 Blend
39$301,000$301,000$301,000$301,000
40$337,212$321,259$316,594$351,052
41$345,620$311,013$301,212$350,937
42$354,067$299,446$284,496$347,884
43$362,530$286,468$266,375$344,015
44$370,986$271,983$246,777$339,263
45$379,406$255,889$225,623$333,558
46$387,759$238,081$202,834$326,822
47$396,007$218,443$178,326$318,975
48$404,110$196,858$152,011$309,930
49$412,023$173,198$123,797$299,593
50$419,694$147,329$93,589$287,864
51$427,065$119,110$61,286$274,636
52$434,072$88,393$26,785$259,793
53$440,642$55,018$0$243,213
54$446,694$18,821$0$225,619
55$452,139$0$0$208,508
56$456,875$0$0$200,213
57$460,790$0$0$201,440
58$463,761$0$0$202,188
59$465,647$0$0$202,388
60$466,296$0$0$201,965
61$465,534$0$0$200,836
62$463,173$0$0$198,907
63$459,001$0$0$196,075
64$452,784$0$0$192,226
65$444,262$0$0$187,234
66$433,148$0$0$180,957
67$419,122$0$0$173,240
68$401,832$0$0$163,912
69$380,888$0$0$152,783
70$355,856$0$0$139,640
71$326,259$0$0$124,253
72$291,567$0$0$106,362
73$251,195$0$0$85,684
74$204,497$0$0$61,903
75$150,758$0$0$34,673
76$89,187$0$0$3,608
77$18,913$0$0$0
78$0$0$0$0
79$0$0$0$0
80$0$0$0$0
81$0$0$0$0
82$0$0$0$0
83$0$0$0$0
84$0$0$0$0
85$0$0$0$0
86$0$0$0$0
87$0$0$0$0
88$0$0$0$0
89$0$0$0$0
90$0$0$0$0
91$0$0$0$0
92$0$0$0$0
93$0$0$0$0
94$0$0$0$0
95$0$0$0$0
96$0$0$0$0
97$0$0$0$0
98$0$0$0$0
99$0$0$0$0
100$0$0$0$0