Can I retire at age 42 with 660,000?

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 $660,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.8%
1 years$54,502$54,017$53,543$53,081$52,629$50,762
2 years$26,981$26,479$25,992$25,520$25,062$23,200
3 years$17,809$17,304$16,818$16,351$15,900$14,103
4 years$13,224$12,720$12,239$11,780$11,340$9,621
5 years$10,473$9,973$9,498$9,048$8,621$6,984
6 years$8,640$8,144$7,676$7,236$6,821$5,269
7 years$7,331$6,839$6,379$5,949$5,547$4,079
8 years$6,350$5,862$5,410$4,990$4,602$3,216
9 years$5,587$5,104$4,659$4,251$3,876$2,570
10 years$4,977$4,499$4,062$3,664$3,302$2,075
11 years$4,479$4,005$3,576$3,189$2,840$1,688
12 years$4,064$3,595$3,174$2,797$2,461$1,382
13 years$3,713$3,249$2,836$2,469$2,146$1,138
14 years$3,412$2,953$2,548$2,192$1,881$940
15 years$3,152$2,698$2,300$1,955$1,656$779
16 years$2,924$2,475$2,086$1,750$1,464$647
17 years$2,723$2,279$1,898$1,573$1,298$539
18 years$2,545$2,106$1,732$1,417$1,154$450
19 years$2,386$1,952$1,586$1,281$1,029$376
20 years$2,243$1,814$1,456$1,160$919$314
21 years$2,114$1,690$1,339$1,053$822$263
22 years$1,996$1,577$1,234$957$737$221
23 years$1,889$1,475$1,139$872$662$185
24 years$1,792$1,382$1,054$795$595$155
25 years$1,702$1,297$976$726$535$130
26 years$1,619$1,219$905$664$482$110
27 years$1,542$1,147$840$608$435$92
28 years$1,471$1,081$781$557$392$77
29 years$1,405$1,020$727$511$354$65
30 years$1,343$963$677$469$320$55
31 years$1,286$910$631$430$289$46
32 years$1,232$861$589$395$262$39
33 years$1,182$816$550$364$237$33
34 years$1,135$773$514$335$214$27
35 years$1,090$733$480$308$194$23
36 years$1,048$696$449$284$176$19
37 years$1,009$661$421$261$159$16
38 years$971$628$394$241$145$14
39 years$936$597$369$222$131$12
40 years$902$568$346$205$119$10
41 years$871$541$324$189$108$8
42 years$840$515$304$174$98$7
43 years$812$491$286$161$89$6
44 years$784$468$268$149$81$5
45 years$758$446$252$137$73$4
46 years$733$426$236$127$66$3
47 years$710$406$222$117$60$3
48 years$687$388$209$108$55$2
49 years$665$370$196$100$50$2
50 years$644$354$184$93$45$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 42 starting with $660,000, adding $3,806 every year, while hoping to spend $25,441 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: 43/40/17 Blend
41$660,000$660,000$660,000$660,000
42$731,246$696,266$686,036$758,923
43$778,764$703,314$681,949$785,823
44$830,276$709,855$676,873$812,144
45$886,163$715,836$670,747$840,121
46$946,843$721,204$663,508$869,918
47$1,012,777$725,898$655,091$901,717
48$1,084,471$729,858$645,427$935,720
49$1,162,481$733,016$634,444$972,150
50$1,247,422$735,301$622,065$1,011,255
51$1,339,967$736,639$608,213$1,053,310
52$1,440,860$736,950$592,803$1,098,617
53$1,550,915$736,148$575,751$1,147,514
54$1,671,034$734,145$556,964$1,200,372
55$1,802,206$730,845$536,348$1,257,605
56$1,945,520$726,145$513,805$1,319,669
57$2,102,176$719,939$489,230$1,387,069
58$2,273,494$712,113$462,516$1,460,363
59$2,460,930$702,545$433,549$1,540,171
60$2,666,083$691,108$402,212$1,627,177
61$2,890,717$677,666$368,379$1,722,138
62$3,136,774$662,075$331,924$1,825,890
63$3,406,391$644,183$292,710$1,939,360
64$3,701,924$623,829$250,596$2,063,572
65$4,025,966$600,843$205,437$2,199,656
66$4,381,373$575,042$157,077$2,348,863
67$4,771,292$546,238$105,358$2,512,577
68$5,199,187$514,227$50,111$2,692,325
69$5,668,876$478,796$0$2,889,797
70$6,184,564$439,720$0$3,108,461
71$6,750,882$396,758$0$3,358,580
72$7,372,932$349,660$0$3,633,366
73$8,056,335$298,158$0$3,935,370
74$8,807,284$241,970$0$4,267,407
75$9,632,599$180,798$0$4,632,586
76$10,539,796$114,329$0$5,034,335
77$11,537,154$42,231$0$5,476,438
78$12,633,795$0$0$5,963,069
79$13,839,769$0$0$6,514,615
80$15,166,148$0$0$7,141,763
81$16,625,132$0$0$7,831,704
82$18,230,161$0$0$8,590,805
83$19,996,044$0$0$9,426,083
84$21,939,100$0$0$10,345,268
85$24,077,306$0$0$11,356,878
86$26,430,473$0$0$12,470,299
87$29,020,427$0$0$13,695,873
88$31,871,218$0$0$15,044,993
89$35,009,348$0$0$16,530,215
90$38,464,016$0$0$18,165,376
91$42,267,396$0$0$19,965,719
92$46,454,944$0$0$21,948,042
93$51,065,723$0$0$24,130,855
94$56,142,782$0$0$26,534,555
95$61,733,555$0$0$29,181,617
96$67,890,308$0$0$32,096,806
97$74,670,639$0$0$35,307,411
98$82,138,011$0$0$38,843,506
99$90,362,362$0$0$42,738,227
100$99,420,753$0$0$47,028,089