Can I retire at age 42 with 690,000?

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:
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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 $690,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.3%
1 years$56,980$56,472$55,977$55,494$55,022$53,175
2 years$28,208$27,682$27,173$26,680$26,201$24,359
3 years$18,618$18,091$17,583$17,094$16,623$14,843
4 years$13,825$13,299$12,796$12,315$11,856$10,152
5 years$10,949$10,426$9,930$9,459$9,012$7,389
6 years$9,033$8,514$8,025$7,565$7,131$5,589
7 years$7,664$7,150$6,669$6,219$5,800$4,339
8 years$6,639$6,129$5,656$5,217$4,811$3,431
9 years$5,841$5,336$4,871$4,444$4,052$2,750
10 years$5,204$4,704$4,247$3,831$3,452$2,228
11 years$4,682$4,187$3,739$3,334$2,969$1,819
12 years$4,248$3,758$3,318$2,924$2,573$1,494
13 years$3,881$3,396$2,965$2,582$2,244$1,234
14 years$3,567$3,087$2,664$2,292$1,967$1,023
15 years$3,295$2,820$2,405$2,044$1,732$851
16 years$3,057$2,588$2,180$1,830$1,531$710
17 years$2,847$2,383$1,984$1,644$1,357$593
18 years$2,661$2,202$1,811$1,482$1,207$497
19 years$2,495$2,041$1,658$1,339$1,075$417
20 years$2,345$1,896$1,522$1,213$961$350
21 years$2,210$1,766$1,400$1,101$860$294
22 years$2,087$1,649$1,290$1,001$771$247
23 years$1,975$1,542$1,191$911$692$208
24 years$1,873$1,445$1,102$831$622$176
25 years$1,779$1,356$1,020$759$559$148
26 years$1,692$1,274$946$694$504$125
27 years$1,612$1,199$879$635$454$105
28 years$1,538$1,130$817$582$410$89
29 years$1,469$1,066$760$534$370$75
30 years$1,405$1,007$708$490$334$63
31 years$1,345$952$660$450$302$53
32 years$1,288$901$616$413$274$45
33 years$1,236$853$575$380$248$38
34 years$1,186$808$537$350$224$32
35 years$1,140$767$502$322$203$27
36 years$1,096$728$470$297$184$23
37 years$1,055$691$440$273$167$19
38 years$1,015$657$412$252$151$16
39 years$978$625$386$232$137$14
40 years$943$594$362$214$124$12
41 years$910$566$339$198$113$10
42 years$878$539$318$182$102$8
43 years$848$513$299$168$93$7
44 years$820$489$280$155$84$6
45 years$793$467$263$144$77$5
46 years$767$445$247$133$69$4
47 years$742$425$232$123$63$4
48 years$718$406$218$113$57$3
49 years$695$387$205$105$52$3
50 years$674$370$193$97$47$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 42 starting with $690,000, adding $4,981 every year, while hoping to spend $28,509 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: 81/14/5 Blend
41$690,000$690,000$690,000$690,000
42$765,518$728,948$718,253$827,017
43$813,267$734,333$711,981$873,340
44$864,932$739,026$704,544$919,848
45$920,880$742,964$695,871$970,009
46$981,519$746,078$685,892$1,024,171
47$1,047,294$748,297$674,529$1,082,717
48$1,118,697$749,542$661,705$1,146,071
49$1,196,267$749,732$647,335$1,214,699
50$1,280,598$748,781$631,332$1,289,113
51$1,372,343$746,595$613,606$1,369,878
52$1,472,222$743,079$594,062$1,457,617
53$1,581,026$738,126$572,600$1,553,016
54$1,699,625$731,629$549,116$1,656,831
55$1,828,976$723,469$523,502$1,769,893
56$1,970,136$713,522$495,643$1,893,121
57$2,124,263$701,658$465,421$2,027,524
58$2,292,637$687,738$432,711$2,174,218
59$2,476,663$671,615$397,384$2,334,429
60$2,677,890$653,132$359,304$2,509,509
61$2,898,024$632,124$318,330$2,700,950
62$3,138,941$608,417$274,313$2,910,394
63$3,402,710$581,826$227,099$3,139,651
64$3,691,606$552,156$176,527$3,390,717
65$4,008,137$519,199$122,427$3,665,790
66$4,355,064$482,736$64,626$3,967,294
67$4,735,428$442,537$2,937$4,297,901
68$5,152,577$398,357$0$4,660,553
69$5,610,201$349,937$0$5,061,851
70$6,112,362$297,005$0$5,502,401
71$6,663,536$239,271$0$5,985,999
72$7,268,653$176,432$0$6,516,999
73$7,933,143$108,164$0$7,100,203
74$8,662,988$34,129$0$7,740,901
75$9,464,778$0$0$8,444,921
76$10,345,774$0$0$9,225,780
77$11,313,971$0$0$10,089,727
78$12,378,182$0$0$11,039,369
79$13,548,114$0$0$12,083,370
80$14,834,460$0$0$13,231,275
81$16,249,004$0$0$14,493,601
82$17,804,726$0$0$15,881,936
83$19,515,928$0$0$17,409,046
84$21,398,370$0$0$19,088,997
85$23,469,413$0$0$20,937,285
86$25,748,187$0$0$22,970,987
87$28,255,771$0$0$25,208,917
88$31,015,388$0$0$27,671,804
89$34,052,628$0$0$30,382,491
90$37,395,687$0$0$33,366,145
91$41,075,633$0$0$36,650,498
92$45,126,700$0$0$40,266,107
93$49,586,608$0$0$44,246,641
94$54,496,922$0$0$48,629,202
95$59,903,441$0$0$53,454,670
96$65,856,632$0$0$58,768,092
97$72,412,104$0$0$64,619,107
98$79,631,134$0$0$71,062,410
99$87,581,244$0$0$78,158,272
100$96,336,840$0$0$85,973,109