Can I retire at age 40 with 682,000?

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 $682,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.4%
1 years$56,319$55,817$55,328$54,850$54,384$52,962
2 years$27,881$27,361$26,858$26,370$25,897$24,474
3 years$18,402$17,881$17,379$16,896$16,430$15,051
4 years$13,664$13,144$12,647$12,172$11,718$10,393
5 years$10,822$10,305$9,815$9,350$8,908$7,640
6 years$8,928$8,415$7,932$7,477$7,049$5,840
7 years$7,576$7,067$6,591$6,147$5,732$4,583
8 years$6,562$6,058$5,590$5,157$4,756$3,665
9 years$5,774$5,274$4,815$4,392$4,005$2,972
10 years$5,143$4,649$4,198$3,786$3,412$2,436
11 years$4,628$4,139$3,696$3,295$2,935$2,013
12 years$4,199$3,715$3,280$2,890$2,543$1,675
13 years$3,836$3,357$2,930$2,552$2,218$1,401
14 years$3,526$3,051$2,633$2,265$1,944$1,177
15 years$3,257$2,788$2,377$2,020$1,712$992
16 years$3,022$2,558$2,155$1,809$1,513$839
17 years$2,814$2,355$1,961$1,625$1,341$711
18 years$2,630$2,177$1,790$1,465$1,193$604
19 years$2,466$2,017$1,639$1,323$1,063$514
20 years$2,318$1,874$1,504$1,199$950$438
21 years$2,184$1,746$1,383$1,088$850$373
22 years$2,063$1,630$1,275$989$762$319
23 years$1,952$1,524$1,177$901$684$272
24 years$1,851$1,428$1,089$822$615$233
25 years$1,758$1,340$1,008$750$553$199
26 years$1,673$1,260$935$686$498$171
27 years$1,593$1,185$868$628$449$146
28 years$1,520$1,117$807$575$405$125
29 years$1,452$1,054$751$528$366$108
30 years$1,388$995$700$484$331$92
31 years$1,329$941$652$445$299$79
32 years$1,273$890$609$409$270$68
33 years$1,221$843$568$376$245$58
34 years$1,172$799$531$346$222$50
35 years$1,127$758$497$318$201$43
36 years$1,083$719$464$293$182$37
37 years$1,042$683$435$270$165$32
38 years$1,004$649$407$249$149$27
39 years$967$617$381$230$135$23
40 years$932$587$358$212$123$20
41 years$900$559$335$195$111$17
42 years$868$533$314$180$101$15
43 years$839$507$295$166$92$13
44 years$810$484$277$154$83$11
45 years$783$461$260$142$76$9
46 years$758$440$244$131$69$8
47 years$733$420$229$121$62$7
48 years$710$401$216$112$57$6
49 years$687$383$203$103$51$5
50 years$666$366$191$96$47$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 40 starting with $682,000, adding $6,496 every year, while hoping to spend $55,424 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: 61/34/5 Blend
39$682,000$682,000$682,000$682,000
40$758,265$722,119$711,548$803,501
41$776,637$698,532$676,414$810,913
42$795,026$671,932$638,245$811,965
43$813,374$642,112$596,882$811,680
44$831,617$608,854$552,157$809,930
45$849,683$571,929$503,895$806,574
46$867,488$531,091$451,913$801,461
47$884,940$486,083$396,020$794,427
48$901,935$436,632$336,018$785,293
49$918,355$382,449$271,697$773,869
50$934,069$323,232$202,841$759,946
51$948,931$258,657$129,223$743,298
52$962,775$188,384$50,605$723,683
53$975,419$112,056$0$700,836
54$986,658$29,292$0$676,247
55$996,262$0$0$650,827
56$1,003,979$0$0$644,116
57$1,009,525$0$0$646,874
58$1,012,585$0$0$647,931
59$1,012,811$0$0$647,051
60$1,009,813$0$0$643,972
61$1,003,161$0$0$638,403
62$992,376$0$0$630,021
63$976,928$0$0$618,469
64$956,230$0$0$603,350
65$929,629$0$0$584,226
66$896,405$0$0$560,611
67$855,759$0$0$531,965
68$806,806$0$0$497,694
69$748,568$0$0$457,139
70$679,964$0$0$409,571
71$599,795$0$0$354,183
72$506,739$0$0$290,085
73$399,333$0$0$216,292
74$275,961$0$0$131,716
75$134,835$0$0$35,154
76$0$0$0$0
77$0$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