Can I retire at age 48 with 570,000?

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 $570,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.9%
1 years$47,070$46,651$46,242$45,842$45,453$44,175
2 years$23,302$22,868$22,447$22,040$21,644$20,366
3 years$15,380$14,945$14,525$14,121$13,732$12,494
4 years$11,420$10,986$10,570$10,173$9,794$8,606
5 years$9,045$8,613$8,203$7,814$7,445$6,310
6 years$7,462$7,033$6,629$6,249$5,891$4,810
7 years$6,331$5,906$5,509$5,138$4,791$3,764
8 years$5,484$5,063$4,672$4,310$3,975$3,001
9 years$4,825$4,408$4,024$3,671$3,347$2,426
10 years$4,299$3,886$3,508$3,164$2,852$1,982
11 years$3,868$3,459$3,089$2,754$2,453$1,633
12 years$3,510$3,105$2,741$2,416$2,126$1,354
13 years$3,206$2,806$2,449$2,133$1,853$1,129
14 years$2,947$2,550$2,200$1,893$1,625$945
15 years$2,722$2,330$1,987$1,688$1,431$794
16 years$2,525$2,138$1,801$1,512$1,264$669
17 years$2,352$1,969$1,639$1,358$1,121$565
18 years$2,198$1,819$1,496$1,224$997$478
19 years$2,061$1,686$1,370$1,106$888$405
20 years$1,937$1,567$1,257$1,002$794$344
21 years$1,826$1,459$1,156$909$710$292
22 years$1,724$1,362$1,066$827$637$249
23 years$1,632$1,274$984$753$571$212
24 years$1,547$1,194$910$687$514$180
25 years$1,470$1,120$843$627$462$154
26 years$1,398$1,053$782$573$416$131
27 years$1,332$991$726$525$375$112
28 years$1,270$934$675$481$339$95
29 years$1,213$881$628$441$306$81
30 years$1,160$832$585$405$276$70
31 years$1,111$786$545$372$250$59
32 years$1,064$744$509$342$226$51
33 years$1,021$705$475$314$205$43
34 years$980$668$444$289$185$37
35 years$942$633$415$266$168$32
36 years$905$601$388$245$152$27
37 years$871$571$363$226$138$23
38 years$839$543$340$208$125$20
39 years$808$516$319$192$113$17
40 years$779$491$299$177$103$14
41 years$752$467$280$163$93$12
42 years$726$445$263$151$85$11
43 years$701$424$247$139$77$9
44 years$677$404$231$128$70$8
45 years$655$385$217$119$63$7
46 years$633$368$204$110$57$6
47 years$613$351$192$101$52$5
48 years$593$335$180$94$47$4
49 years$574$320$169$86$43$4
50 years$557$306$159$80$39$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 48 starting with $570,000, adding $4,445 every year, while hoping to spend $34,801 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: 63/30/7 Blend
47$570,000$570,000$570,000$570,000
48$632,725$602,515$593,680$671,464
49$660,235$595,010$576,540$690,345
50$689,385$585,971$557,660$706,467
51$720,304$575,286$536,944$723,170
52$753,137$562,837$514,293$740,508
53$788,038$548,497$489,603$758,544
54$825,179$532,135$462,766$777,346
55$864,746$513,608$433,668$796,991
56$906,944$492,769$402,189$817,566
57$951,997$469,459$368,208$839,169
58$1,000,151$443,513$331,592$861,907
59$1,051,674$414,753$292,209$885,903
60$1,106,863$382,993$249,915$911,293
61$1,166,039$348,037$204,564$938,229
62$1,229,560$309,675$156,002$966,881
63$1,297,814$267,689$104,067$997,438
64$1,371,230$221,844$48,592$1,030,114
65$1,450,277$171,895$0$1,065,143
66$1,535,470$117,584$0$1,103,581
67$1,627,377$58,634$0$1,148,855
68$1,726,621$0$0$1,197,672
69$1,833,884$0$0$1,252,142
70$1,949,920$0$0$1,332,038
71$2,075,554$0$0$1,418,576
72$2,211,695$0$0$1,512,388
73$2,359,343$0$0$1,614,166
74$2,519,595$0$0$1,724,672
75$2,693,660$0$0$1,844,744
76$2,882,867$0$0$1,975,304
77$3,088,679$0$0$2,117,367
78$3,312,704$0$0$2,272,049
79$3,556,712$0$0$2,440,578
80$3,822,652$0$0$2,624,305
81$4,112,667$0$0$2,824,718
82$4,429,117$0$0$3,043,455
83$4,774,599$0$0$3,282,317
84$5,151,972$0$0$3,543,288
85$5,564,384$0$0$3,828,553
86$6,015,299$0$0$4,140,516
87$6,508,533$0$0$4,481,825
88$7,048,286$0$0$4,855,396
89$7,639,185$0$0$5,264,438
90$8,286,323$0$0$5,712,487
91$8,995,309$0$0$6,203,435
92$9,772,320$0$0$6,741,572
93$10,624,161$0$0$7,331,617
94$11,558,324$0$0$7,978,773
95$12,583,062$0$0$8,688,768
96$13,707,466$0$0$9,467,912
97$14,941,548$0$0$10,323,154
98$16,296,339$0$0$11,262,150
99$17,783,986$0$0$12,293,335
100$19,417,875$0$0$13,425,997