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%11.3%
1 years$54,502$54,017$53,543$53,081$52,629$52,342
2 years$26,981$26,479$25,992$25,520$25,062$24,771
3 years$17,809$17,304$16,818$16,351$15,900$15,616
4 years$13,224$12,720$12,239$11,780$11,340$11,065
5 years$10,473$9,973$9,498$9,048$8,621$8,355
6 years$8,640$8,144$7,676$7,236$6,821$6,565
7 years$7,331$6,839$6,379$5,949$5,547$5,301
8 years$6,350$5,862$5,410$4,990$4,602$4,366
9 years$5,587$5,104$4,659$4,251$3,876$3,649
10 years$4,977$4,499$4,062$3,664$3,302$3,085
11 years$4,479$4,005$3,576$3,189$2,840$2,633
12 years$4,064$3,595$3,174$2,797$2,461$2,263
13 years$3,713$3,249$2,836$2,469$2,146$1,957
14 years$3,412$2,953$2,548$2,192$1,881$1,701
15 years$3,152$2,698$2,300$1,955$1,656$1,485
16 years$2,924$2,475$2,086$1,750$1,464$1,301
17 years$2,723$2,279$1,898$1,573$1,298$1,144
18 years$2,545$2,106$1,732$1,417$1,154$1,008
19 years$2,386$1,952$1,586$1,281$1,029$890
20 years$2,243$1,814$1,456$1,160$919$788
21 years$2,114$1,690$1,339$1,053$822$698
22 years$1,996$1,577$1,234$957$737$620
23 years$1,889$1,475$1,139$872$662$551
24 years$1,792$1,382$1,054$795$595$491
25 years$1,702$1,297$976$726$535$437
26 years$1,619$1,219$905$664$482$390
27 years$1,542$1,147$840$608$435$348
28 years$1,471$1,081$781$557$392$311
29 years$1,405$1,020$727$511$354$278
30 years$1,343$963$677$469$320$248
31 years$1,286$910$631$430$289$222
32 years$1,232$861$589$395$262$199
33 years$1,182$816$550$364$237$178
34 years$1,135$773$514$335$214$159
35 years$1,090$733$480$308$194$143
36 years$1,048$696$449$284$176$128
37 years$1,009$661$421$261$159$115
38 years$971$628$394$241$145$103
39 years$936$597$369$222$131$92
40 years$902$568$346$205$119$83
41 years$871$541$324$189$108$74
42 years$840$515$304$174$98$67
43 years$812$491$286$161$89$60
44 years$784$468$268$149$81$54
45 years$758$446$252$137$73$48
46 years$733$426$236$127$66$43
47 years$710$406$222$117$60$39
48 years$687$388$209$108$55$35
49 years$665$370$196$100$50$31
50 years$644$354$184$93$45$28

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 42 starting with $660,000, adding $6,425 every year, while hoping to spend $53,371 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: 41/35/24 Blend
41$660,000$660,000$660,000$660,000
42$733,947$698,967$688,737$758,628
43$752,024$676,430$655,024$754,408
44$770,155$651,000$618,392$744,297
45$788,291$622,479$578,688$732,295
46$806,373$590,657$535,750$718,259
47$824,336$555,313$489,411$702,036
48$842,107$516,212$439,495$683,464
49$859,601$473,105$385,818$662,367
50$876,725$425,732$328,187$638,561
51$893,374$373,816$266,404$611,846
52$909,428$317,063$200,259$582,010
53$924,755$255,164$129,532$548,824
54$939,206$187,793$53,998$512,046
55$952,615$114,605$0$471,415
56$964,796$35,235$0$433,466
57$975,543$0$0$406,286
58$984,625$0$0$395,305
59$991,784$0$0$396,978
60$996,736$0$0$397,605
61$999,163$0$0$397,040
62$998,710$0$0$395,122
63$994,987$0$0$391,672
64$987,559$0$0$386,492
65$975,941$0$0$379,363
66$959,600$0$0$370,039
67$937,941$0$0$358,252
68$910,308$0$0$343,703
69$875,972$0$0$326,060
70$834,127$0$0$304,958
71$783,882$0$0$279,990
72$724,249$0$0$250,710
73$654,136$0$0$216,621
74$572,336$0$0$177,176
75$477,514$0$0$131,769
76$368,195$0$0$79,731
77$242,747$0$0$20,322
78$99,368$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