Can I retire at age 40 with 710,000?

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 $710,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.5%
1 years$58,631$58,109$57,599$57,102$56,616$54,456
2 years$29,025$28,485$27,961$27,453$26,960$24,809
3 years$19,158$18,615$18,093$17,589$17,105$15,031
4 years$14,225$13,684$13,167$12,672$12,199$10,218
5 years$11,266$10,728$10,218$9,733$9,274$7,390
6 years$9,295$8,761$8,258$7,784$7,338$5,554
7 years$7,887$7,357$6,862$6,400$5,968$4,282
8 years$6,831$6,306$5,820$5,368$4,951$3,362
9 years$6,011$5,491$5,012$4,573$4,169$2,675
10 years$5,355$4,840$4,370$3,942$3,552$2,150
11 years$4,818$4,309$3,847$3,430$3,055$1,742
12 years$4,372$3,867$3,414$3,009$2,648$1,420
13 years$3,994$3,495$3,050$2,656$2,309$1,163
14 years$3,670$3,177$2,741$2,358$2,024$956
15 years$3,390$2,902$2,475$2,103$1,782$788
16 years$3,146$2,663$2,244$1,883$1,575$652
17 years$2,930$2,452$2,042$1,692$1,396$540
18 years$2,738$2,266$1,864$1,525$1,242$448
19 years$2,567$2,100$1,706$1,378$1,107$372
20 years$2,413$1,951$1,566$1,248$989$310
21 years$2,274$1,818$1,440$1,132$885$258
22 years$2,148$1,697$1,327$1,030$793$215
23 years$2,033$1,587$1,226$938$712$179
24 years$1,927$1,487$1,133$855$640$150
25 years$1,830$1,395$1,050$781$576$125
26 years$1,741$1,311$974$714$519$104
27 years$1,659$1,234$904$654$468$87
28 years$1,582$1,163$841$599$422$73
29 years$1,511$1,097$782$549$381$61
30 years$1,445$1,036$729$504$344$51
31 years$1,383$979$679$463$311$43
32 years$1,326$927$634$425$281$36
33 years$1,272$878$592$391$255$30
34 years$1,221$832$553$360$231$25
35 years$1,173$789$517$331$209$21
36 years$1,128$749$484$305$189$17
37 years$1,085$711$453$281$172$15
38 years$1,045$676$424$259$156$12
39 years$1,007$643$397$239$141$10
40 years$971$612$372$220$128$9
41 years$936$582$349$203$116$7
42 years$904$554$327$188$105$6
43 years$873$528$307$173$96$5
44 years$844$503$288$160$87$4
45 years$816$480$271$148$79$4
46 years$789$458$254$136$72$3
47 years$763$437$239$126$65$2
48 years$739$417$225$117$59$2
49 years$716$398$211$108$54$2
50 years$693$381$198$100$49$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 40 starting with $710,000, adding $2,799 every year, while hoping to spend $54,242 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: 53/42/5 Blend
39$710,000$710,000$710,000$710,000
40$785,307$747,677$736,672$825,925
41$807,695$726,600$703,638$832,633
42$830,549$702,673$667,678$833,720
43$853,859$675,697$628,639$833,575
44$877,612$645,466$586,358$832,091
45$901,793$611,758$540,666$829,154
46$926,382$574,340$491,384$824,641
47$951,356$532,966$438,329$818,419
48$976,688$487,375$381,306$810,348
49$1,002,345$437,291$320,114$800,278
50$1,028,289$382,423$254,543$788,046
51$1,054,476$322,463$184,372$773,481
52$1,080,855$257,087$109,371$756,398
53$1,107,367$185,949$29,300$736,599
54$1,133,946$108,689$0$713,872
55$1,160,516$24,921$0$690,986
56$1,186,989$0$0$666,566
57$1,213,268$0$0$669,192
58$1,239,241$0$0$683,120
59$1,264,783$0$0$696,757
60$1,289,754$0$0$710,020
61$1,313,994$0$0$722,815
62$1,337,326$0$0$735,036
63$1,359,552$0$0$746,567
64$1,380,447$0$0$757,275
65$1,399,764$0$0$767,014
66$1,417,225$0$0$775,620
67$1,432,518$0$0$782,911
68$1,445,301$0$0$788,683
69$1,455,186$0$0$792,710
70$1,461,748$0$0$794,740
71$1,464,511$0$0$794,495
72$1,462,945$0$0$791,663
73$1,456,465$0$0$785,901
74$1,444,420$0$0$776,826
75$1,426,087$0$0$764,014
76$1,400,665$0$0$746,996
77$1,367,268$0$0$725,251
78$1,324,911$0$0$698,203
79$1,272,508$0$0$665,213
80$1,208,851$0$0$625,577
81$1,132,608$0$0$578,512
82$1,042,302$0$0$523,153
83$936,301$0$0$458,545
84$812,800$0$0$383,632
85$669,803$0$0$297,244
86$505,105$0$0$198,090
87$316,268$0$0$84,745
88$100,598$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