Can I retire at age 46 with 680,000?

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 $680,000?

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$56,154$55,654$55,166$54,689$54,224$53,928
2 years$27,799$27,281$26,779$26,293$25,821$25,522
3 years$18,349$17,829$17,328$16,846$16,382$16,089
4 years$13,624$13,106$12,610$12,137$11,684$11,400
5 years$10,790$10,275$9,786$9,322$8,882$8,608
6 years$8,902$8,390$7,909$7,455$7,028$6,764
7 years$7,553$7,046$6,572$6,129$5,716$5,462
8 years$6,542$6,040$5,574$5,142$4,742$4,498
9 years$5,757$5,259$4,801$4,379$3,993$3,759
10 years$5,128$4,635$4,185$3,775$3,402$3,179
11 years$4,615$4,127$3,685$3,286$2,926$2,712
12 years$4,187$3,704$3,270$2,882$2,536$2,332
13 years$3,825$3,347$2,922$2,544$2,211$2,017
14 years$3,515$3,043$2,625$2,258$1,938$1,753
15 years$3,247$2,779$2,370$2,014$1,707$1,530
16 years$3,013$2,550$2,149$1,803$1,508$1,341
17 years$2,806$2,348$1,955$1,620$1,337$1,178
18 years$2,622$2,170$1,785$1,460$1,189$1,038
19 years$2,459$2,011$1,634$1,320$1,060$917
20 years$2,311$1,869$1,500$1,195$947$811
21 years$2,178$1,741$1,379$1,085$847$719
22 years$2,057$1,625$1,271$986$759$639
23 years$1,947$1,520$1,174$898$682$568
24 years$1,846$1,424$1,086$819$613$505
25 years$1,753$1,336$1,005$748$551$450
26 years$1,668$1,256$933$684$497$402
27 years$1,589$1,182$866$626$448$358
28 years$1,516$1,114$805$574$404$320
29 years$1,448$1,051$749$526$365$286
30 years$1,384$992$698$483$330$256
31 years$1,325$938$651$443$298$229
32 years$1,270$888$607$407$270$205
33 years$1,218$841$567$375$244$183
34 years$1,169$797$530$345$221$164
35 years$1,123$756$495$317$200$147
36 years$1,080$717$463$292$181$132
37 years$1,039$681$433$269$164$118
38 years$1,001$647$406$248$149$106
39 years$964$616$380$229$135$95
40 years$930$586$356$211$123$85
41 years$897$558$334$195$111$77
42 years$866$531$314$180$101$69
43 years$836$506$294$166$92$62
44 years$808$482$276$153$83$55
45 years$781$460$259$141$75$50
46 years$755$439$244$131$68$45
47 years$731$419$229$121$62$40
48 years$708$400$215$112$56$36
49 years$685$382$202$103$51$32
50 years$664$365$190$95$47$29

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 46 starting with $680,000, adding $3,810 every year, while hoping to spend $58,903 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: 83/7/10 Blend
45$680,000$680,000$680,000$680,000
46$753,290$717,250$706,710$814,351
47$767,453$689,723$667,712$827,344
48$781,087$658,873$625,434$833,360
49$794,075$624,475$579,703$838,174
50$806,287$586,291$530,340$841,630
51$817,578$544,069$477,156$843,559
52$827,786$497,543$419,956$843,772
53$836,730$446,432$358,534$842,063
54$844,209$390,439$292,677$838,202
55$849,997$329,250$222,161$831,940
56$853,845$262,532$146,752$822,998
57$855,476$189,935$66,207$811,074
58$854,582$111,089$0$795,831
59$850,819$25,602$0$779,007
60$843,809$0$0$765,766
61$833,129$0$0$753,773
62$818,311$0$0$739,960
63$798,839$0$0$721,881
64$774,138$0$0$699,012
65$743,573$0$0$670,770
66$706,440$0$0$636,511
67$661,961$0$0$595,524
68$609,274$0$0$547,020
69$547,427$0$0$490,128
70$475,365$0$0$423,882
71$391,924$0$0$347,218
72$295,816$0$0$258,958
73$185,619$0$0$157,799
74$59,760$0$0$42,304
75$0$0$0$0
76$0$0$0$0
77$0$0$0$0
78$0$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