Can I retire at age 45 with 696,000?

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 $696,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.4%
1 years$57,475$56,963$56,464$55,976$55,500$54,491
2 years$28,453$27,923$27,410$26,912$26,429$25,416
3 years$18,780$18,248$17,736$17,243$16,767$15,782
4 years$13,945$13,414$12,907$12,422$11,959$11,008
5 years$11,044$10,517$10,016$9,541$9,091$8,178
6 years$9,111$8,588$8,095$7,630$7,193$6,320
7 years$7,731$7,212$6,727$6,273$5,850$5,016
8 years$6,696$6,182$5,705$5,263$4,853$4,058
9 years$5,892$5,383$4,914$4,483$4,087$3,330
10 years$5,249$4,745$4,284$3,864$3,482$2,764
11 years$4,723$4,224$3,771$3,363$2,995$2,313
12 years$4,285$3,791$3,347$2,950$2,595$1,950
13 years$3,915$3,426$2,990$2,604$2,263$1,653
14 years$3,598$3,114$2,687$2,312$1,984$1,407
15 years$3,324$2,845$2,426$2,062$1,747$1,203
16 years$3,084$2,610$2,199$1,846$1,544$1,032
17 years$2,872$2,404$2,001$1,659$1,369$887
18 years$2,684$2,221$1,827$1,495$1,217$765
19 years$2,516$2,059$1,673$1,351$1,085$660
20 years$2,365$1,913$1,535$1,223$969$571
21 years$2,229$1,782$1,412$1,110$867$495
22 years$2,105$1,663$1,301$1,009$777$429
23 years$1,993$1,556$1,201$919$698$372
24 years$1,889$1,458$1,111$838$627$324
25 years$1,794$1,368$1,029$766$564$281
26 years$1,707$1,286$954$700$508$245
27 years$1,626$1,210$886$641$458$213
28 years$1,551$1,140$824$587$414$186
29 years$1,482$1,075$767$538$373$162
30 years$1,417$1,016$714$494$337$141
31 years$1,356$960$666$454$305$123
32 years$1,300$908$621$417$276$107
33 years$1,246$860$580$384$250$94
34 years$1,197$815$542$353$226$82
35 years$1,150$773$507$325$205$71
36 years$1,105$734$474$299$186$62
37 years$1,064$697$444$276$168$54
38 years$1,024$663$415$254$152$48
39 years$987$630$389$234$138$42
40 years$952$599$365$216$125$36
41 years$918$571$342$199$114$32
42 years$886$543$321$184$103$28
43 years$856$518$301$170$94$24
44 years$827$494$283$157$85$21
45 years$799$471$265$145$77$18
46 years$773$449$249$134$70$16
47 years$748$428$234$124$64$14
48 years$724$409$220$114$58$12
49 years$701$391$207$106$52$11
50 years$680$373$194$98$48$9

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 45 starting with $696,000, adding $4,302 every year, while hoping to spend $40,529 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: 44/38/18 Blend
44$696,000$696,000$696,000$696,000
45$771,430$734,542$723,754$801,185
46$806,993$727,412$704,877$815,382
47$844,825$718,574$684,009$826,416
48$885,115$707,902$661,041$837,522
49$928,070$695,262$635,859$848,727
50$973,915$680,511$608,342$860,061
51$1,022,898$663,501$578,366$871,562
52$1,075,291$644,070$545,799$883,273
53$1,131,393$622,051$510,505$895,246
54$1,191,529$597,265$472,341$907,543
55$1,256,058$569,525$431,157$920,233
56$1,325,373$538,629$386,798$933,400
57$1,399,906$504,367$339,101$947,138
58$1,480,131$466,515$287,895$961,556
59$1,566,568$424,838$233,004$976,779
60$1,659,789$379,086$174,240$992,952
61$1,760,422$328,995$111,411$1,010,237
62$1,869,155$274,286$44,314$1,028,821
63$1,986,749$214,666$0$1,048,913
64$2,114,036$149,823$0$1,075,996
65$2,251,932$79,429$0$1,114,522
66$2,401,445$3,137$0$1,156,321
67$2,563,682$0$0$1,201,784
68$2,739,862$0$0$1,284,557
69$2,931,325$0$0$1,376,009
70$3,139,545$0$0$1,475,543
71$3,366,145$0$0$1,583,943
72$3,612,908$0$0$1,702,074
73$3,881,798$0$0$1,830,887
74$4,174,977$0$0$1,971,427
75$4,494,823$0$0$2,124,846
76$4,843,954$0$0$2,292,413
77$5,225,253$0$0$2,475,523
78$5,641,891$0$0$2,675,712
79$6,097,362$0$0$2,894,673
80$6,595,511$0$0$3,134,268
81$7,140,571$0$0$3,396,549
82$7,737,206$0$0$3,683,774
83$8,390,549$0$0$3,998,429
84$9,106,254$0$0$4,343,256
85$9,890,547$0$0$4,721,270
86$10,750,284$0$0$5,135,794
87$11,693,017$0$0$5,590,487
88$12,727,065$0$0$6,089,381
89$13,861,589$0$0$6,636,915
90$15,106,680$0$0$7,237,979
91$16,473,453$0$0$7,897,961
92$17,974,152$0$0$8,622,795
93$19,622,265$0$0$9,419,018
94$21,432,651$0$0$10,293,832
95$23,421,677$0$0$11,255,170
96$25,607,374$0$0$12,311,773
97$28,009,609$0$0$13,473,269
98$30,650,265$0$0$14,750,268
99$33,553,454$0$0$16,154,456
100$36,745,740$0$0$17,698,711