Can I retire at age 42 with 960,000?

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:
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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 $960,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.8%
1 years$79,276$78,570$77,881$77,208$76,552$75,037
2 years$39,245$38,515$37,806$37,119$36,453$34,933
3 years$25,904$25,170$24,463$23,783$23,127$21,650
4 years$19,234$18,502$17,803$17,134$16,495$15,071
5 years$15,234$14,506$13,816$13,161$12,539$11,173
6 years$12,567$11,845$11,165$10,525$9,922$8,615
7 years$10,664$9,948$9,278$8,653$8,069$6,822
8 years$9,236$8,527$7,869$7,259$6,694$5,507
9 years$8,127$7,424$6,777$6,183$5,637$4,509
10 years$7,240$6,544$5,909$5,330$4,803$3,732
11 years$6,515$5,826$5,202$4,638$4,131$3,116
12 years$5,911$5,229$4,617$4,068$3,580$2,619
13 years$5,400$4,725$4,125$3,592$3,122$2,214
14 years$4,963$4,295$3,706$3,188$2,736$1,881
15 years$4,584$3,924$3,346$2,844$2,409$1,603
16 years$4,253$3,600$3,034$2,546$2,129$1,371
17 years$3,961$3,316$2,760$2,288$1,888$1,175
18 years$3,702$3,064$2,520$2,062$1,679$1,010
19 years$3,471$2,839$2,307$1,863$1,496$870
20 years$3,263$2,639$2,117$1,687$1,337$750
21 years$3,075$2,458$1,947$1,531$1,196$648
22 years$2,904$2,294$1,795$1,392$1,072$560
23 years$2,748$2,146$1,657$1,268$962$485
24 years$2,606$2,010$1,533$1,156$865$420
25 years$2,475$1,887$1,420$1,056$778$364
26 years$2,354$1,773$1,317$966$701$316
27 years$2,243$1,669$1,223$884$632$274
28 years$2,140$1,572$1,136$810$570$238
29 years$2,044$1,483$1,058$743$515$207
30 years$1,954$1,401$985$682$465$180
31 years$1,871$1,324$918$626$421$156
32 years$1,792$1,253$857$575$381$136
33 years$1,719$1,187$800$529$344$118
34 years$1,650$1,125$748$487$312$103
35 years$1,586$1,067$699$448$282$89
36 years$1,525$1,013$654$413$256$78
37 years$1,467$962$612$380$232$68
38 years$1,413$914$573$350$210$59
39 years$1,361$869$537$323$191$51
40 years$1,312$827$503$298$173$45
41 years$1,266$787$472$275$157$39
42 years$1,222$750$443$254$142$34
43 years$1,180$714$415$234$129$29
44 years$1,141$681$390$216$117$26
45 years$1,103$649$366$200$106$22
46 years$1,067$619$344$185$97$19
47 years$1,032$591$323$170$88$17
48 years$999$564$304$158$80$15
49 years$967$539$285$146$72$13
50 years$937$515$268$135$66$11

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 42 starting with $960,000, adding $2,522 every year, while hoping to spend $46,732 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: 82/6/12 Blend
41$960,000$960,000$960,000$960,000
42$1,060,521$1,009,641$994,761$1,145,011
43$1,118,972$1,009,391$978,363$1,200,521
44$1,181,819$1,007,563$959,850$1,255,042
45$1,249,460$1,004,029$939,101$1,313,516
46$1,322,334$998,656$915,990$1,376,314
47$1,400,922$991,300$890,385$1,443,847
48$1,485,753$981,811$862,150$1,516,566
49$1,577,408$970,028$831,141$1,594,967
50$1,676,525$955,780$797,205$1,679,599
51$1,783,806$938,889$760,187$1,771,064
52$1,900,023$919,163$719,921$1,870,028
53$2,026,022$896,399$676,236$1,977,224
54$2,162,739$870,385$628,952$2,093,458
55$2,311,197$840,892$577,881$2,219,620
56$2,472,525$807,682$522,826$2,356,691
57$2,647,965$770,501$463,583$2,505,750
58$2,838,882$729,080$399,937$2,667,989
59$3,046,778$683,135$331,666$2,844,719
60$3,273,307$632,367$258,534$3,037,388
61$3,520,288$576,457$180,299$3,247,589
62$3,789,725$515,070$96,706$3,477,080
63$4,083,820$447,852$7,490$3,727,797
64$4,405,001$374,428$0$4,001,874
65$4,755,938$294,402$0$4,312,898
66$5,139,572$207,356$0$4,653,983
67$5,559,140$112,848$0$5,027,066
68$6,018,207$10,413$0$5,435,340
69$6,520,699$0$0$5,882,320
70$7,070,936$0$0$6,378,511
71$7,673,679$0$0$6,922,825
72$8,334,169$0$0$7,519,310
73$9,058,179$0$0$8,173,184
74$9,852,066$0$0$8,890,190
75$10,722,834$0$0$9,676,656
76$11,678,194$0$0$10,539,550
77$12,726,643$0$0$11,486,550
78$13,877,537$0$0$12,526,111
79$15,141,186$0$0$13,667,548
80$16,528,942$0$0$14,921,119
81$18,053,316$0$0$16,298,129
82$19,728,086$0$0$17,811,027
83$21,568,432$0$0$19,473,532
84$23,591,079$0$0$21,300,754
85$25,814,449$0$0$23,309,342
86$28,258,841$0$0$25,517,638
87$30,946,617$0$0$27,945,847
88$33,902,417$0$0$30,616,235
89$37,153,383$0$0$33,553,329
90$40,729,426$0$0$36,784,156
91$44,663,496$0$0$40,338,490
92$48,991,901$0$0$44,249,142
93$53,754,644$0$0$48,552,257
94$58,995,803$0$0$53,287,666
95$64,763,942$0$0$58,499,253
96$71,112,575$0$0$64,235,375
97$78,100,663$0$0$70,549,310
98$85,793,177$0$0$77,499,767
99$94,261,703$0$0$85,151,436
100$103,585,125$0$0$93,575,595