Can I retire at age 41 with 470,000?

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 $470,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.9%
1 years$38,812$38,466$38,129$37,800$37,478$37,180
2 years$19,214$18,856$18,509$18,173$17,847$17,546
3 years$12,682$12,323$11,977$11,644$11,323$11,029
4 years$9,417$9,058$8,716$8,389$8,076$7,791
5 years$7,458$7,102$6,764$6,443$6,139$5,864
6 years$6,153$5,799$5,466$5,153$4,857$4,593
7 years$5,221$4,870$4,543$4,236$3,950$3,697
8 years$4,522$4,175$3,852$3,554$3,277$3,034
9 years$3,979$3,635$3,318$3,027$2,760$2,527
10 years$3,545$3,204$2,893$2,609$2,352$2,129
11 years$3,190$2,852$2,547$2,271$2,022$1,810
12 years$2,894$2,560$2,260$1,992$1,753$1,550
13 years$2,644$2,314$2,019$1,759$1,528$1,335
14 years$2,430$2,103$1,814$1,561$1,340$1,156
15 years$2,244$1,921$1,638$1,392$1,180$1,005
16 years$2,082$1,763$1,485$1,247$1,043$877
17 years$1,939$1,623$1,351$1,120$924$768
18 years$1,813$1,500$1,234$1,009$822$674
19 years$1,699$1,390$1,129$912$733$592
20 years$1,597$1,292$1,037$826$654$522
21 years$1,505$1,203$953$750$586$461
22 years$1,422$1,123$879$682$525$407
23 years$1,346$1,050$811$621$471$360
24 years$1,276$984$750$566$423$319
25 years$1,212$924$695$517$381$283
26 years$1,153$868$645$473$343$251
27 years$1,098$817$599$433$309$223
28 years$1,048$770$556$396$279$198
29 years$1,001$726$518$364$252$177
30 years$957$686$482$334$228$157
31 years$916$648$450$306$206$140
32 years$878$613$420$282$186$125
33 years$842$581$392$259$169$111
34 years$808$551$366$238$153$99
35 years$776$522$342$219$138$88
36 years$746$496$320$202$125$79
37 years$718$471$300$186$114$70
38 years$692$447$281$172$103$63
39 years$666$425$263$158$93$56
40 years$643$405$246$146$85$50
41 years$620$385$231$135$77$44
42 years$598$367$217$124$70$40
43 years$578$350$203$115$63$35
44 years$558$333$191$106$57$32
45 years$540$318$179$98$52$28
46 years$522$303$168$90$47$25
47 years$505$289$158$83$43$23
48 years$489$276$149$77$39$20
49 years$474$264$140$71$35$18
50 years$459$252$131$66$32$16

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 41 starting with $470,000, adding $5,557 every year, while hoping to spend $36,606 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: 66/24/10 Blend
40$470,000$470,000$470,000$470,000
41$523,672$498,762$491,477$556,767
42$538,138$484,253$468,993$564,995
43$552,853$467,806$444,529$569,129
44$567,803$449,287$417,980$572,701
45$582,972$428,556$389,236$575,652
46$598,343$405,463$358,182$577,919
47$613,892$379,849$324,700$579,434
48$629,595$351,547$288,663$580,123
49$645,421$320,380$249,941$579,907
50$661,338$286,163$208,397$578,701
51$677,305$248,696$163,890$576,411
52$693,279$207,771$116,269$572,939
53$709,210$163,168$65,380$568,175
54$725,040$114,654$11,061$562,003
55$740,705$61,982$0$554,296
56$756,131$4,893$0$549,923
57$771,236$0$0$545,316
58$785,929$0$0$554,178
59$800,106$0$0$563,939
60$813,649$0$0$573,223
61$826,430$0$0$581,934
62$838,304$0$0$589,967
63$849,106$0$0$597,202
64$858,658$0$0$603,507
65$866,756$0$0$608,735
66$873,177$0$0$612,723
67$877,670$0$0$615,286
68$879,958$0$0$616,224
69$879,730$0$0$615,309
70$876,645$0$0$612,292
71$870,322$0$0$606,896
72$860,338$0$0$598,812
73$846,225$0$0$587,699
74$827,463$0$0$573,178
75$803,478$0$0$554,831
76$773,632$0$0$532,192
77$737,220$0$0$504,749
78$693,461$0$0$471,931
79$641,492$0$0$433,111
80$580,357$0$0$387,593
81$508,999$0$0$334,606
82$426,250$0$0$273,299
83$330,819$0$0$202,734
84$221,278$0$0$121,869
85$96,051$0$0$29,558
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