Can I retire at age 48 with 750,000?

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 $750,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19%
1 years$61,934$61,383$60,844$60,319$59,806$57,638
2 years$30,661$30,090$29,536$29,000$28,479$26,319
3 years$20,237$19,664$19,112$18,580$18,068$15,984
4 years$15,027$14,455$13,909$13,386$12,886$10,893
5 years$11,901$11,333$10,794$10,282$9,796$7,899
6 years$9,818$9,254$8,723$8,222$7,751$5,953
7 years$8,331$7,772$7,249$6,760$6,304$4,603
8 years$7,216$6,662$6,147$5,671$5,230$3,625
9 years$6,349$5,800$5,295$4,830$4,404$2,893
10 years$5,656$5,113$4,616$4,164$3,753$2,333
11 years$5,090$4,551$4,064$3,624$3,227$1,896
12 years$4,618$4,085$3,607$3,179$2,797$1,550
13 years$4,219$3,692$3,222$2,806$2,439$1,274
14 years$3,877$3,356$2,895$2,491$2,138$1,051
15 years$3,581$3,066$2,614$2,222$1,882$870
16 years$3,323$2,813$2,370$1,989$1,664$722
17 years$3,095$2,590$2,157$1,787$1,475$600
18 years$2,892$2,394$1,969$1,611$1,312$500
19 years$2,712$2,218$1,802$1,455$1,169$417
20 years$2,549$2,061$1,654$1,318$1,044$348
21 years$2,402$1,920$1,521$1,196$934$291
22 years$2,269$1,792$1,402$1,088$838$244
23 years$2,147$1,676$1,295$991$752$204
24 years$2,036$1,571$1,197$903$676$171
25 years$1,934$1,474$1,109$825$608$143
26 years$1,839$1,385$1,029$754$548$120
27 years$1,752$1,304$955$691$494$101
28 years$1,672$1,228$888$633$446$85
29 years$1,597$1,159$826$580$402$71
30 years$1,527$1,094$770$532$364$60
31 years$1,461$1,035$717$489$329$50
32 years$1,400$979$669$449$297$42
33 years$1,343$927$625$413$269$35
34 years$1,289$879$584$380$244$30
35 years$1,239$833$546$350$221$25
36 years$1,191$791$511$322$200$21
37 years$1,146$751$478$297$181$18
38 years$1,104$714$448$274$164$15
39 years$1,063$679$419$252$149$12
40 years$1,025$646$393$233$135$10
41 years$989$615$369$215$123$9
42 years$955$586$346$198$111$7
43 years$922$558$324$183$101$6
44 years$891$532$305$169$92$5
45 years$861$507$286$156$83$4
46 years$833$484$269$144$76$4
47 years$806$462$252$133$69$3
48 years$780$441$237$123$62$3
49 years$756$421$223$114$57$2
50 years$732$402$210$105$51$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 48 starting with $750,000, adding $3,603 every year, while hoping to spend $55,082 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: 75/8/17 Blend
47$750,000$750,000$750,000$750,000
48$830,216$790,466$778,841$889,028
49$856,292$770,593$746,326$908,566
50$883,181$747,899$710,875$922,815
51$910,908$722,188$672,332$936,967
52$939,499$693,254$630,534$950,994
53$968,980$660,876$585,309$964,872
54$999,379$624,822$536,479$978,572
55$1,030,722$584,844$483,858$992,062
56$1,063,039$540,685$427,250$1,005,312
57$1,096,358$492,068$366,452$1,018,286
58$1,130,710$438,702$301,252$1,030,948
59$1,166,125$380,281$231,426$1,043,258
60$1,202,635$316,481$156,745$1,055,175
61$1,240,272$246,957$76,964$1,066,654
62$1,279,070$171,348$0$1,077,649
63$1,319,063$89,271$0$1,089,592
64$1,360,285$323$0$1,115,942
65$1,402,771$0$0$1,142,718
66$1,446,560$0$0$1,178,354
67$1,491,686$0$0$1,215,109
68$1,538,190$0$0$1,252,984
69$1,586,109$0$0$1,292,011
70$1,635,483$0$0$1,332,223
71$1,686,352$0$0$1,373,652
72$1,738,757$0$0$1,416,332
73$1,792,740$0$0$1,460,295
74$1,848,343$0$0$1,505,577
75$1,905,610$0$0$1,552,212
76$1,964,582$0$0$1,600,235
77$2,025,305$0$0$1,649,683
78$2,087,822$0$0$1,700,590
79$2,152,178$0$0$1,752,992
80$2,218,417$0$0$1,806,927
81$2,286,584$0$0$1,862,429
82$2,356,723$0$0$1,919,535
83$2,428,879$0$0$1,978,281
84$2,503,096$0$0$2,038,702
85$2,579,417$0$0$2,100,833
86$2,657,885$0$0$2,164,708
87$2,738,540$0$0$2,230,360
88$2,821,423$0$0$2,297,822
89$2,906,571$0$0$2,367,124
90$2,994,022$0$0$2,438,294
91$3,083,809$0$0$2,511,361
92$3,175,962$0$0$2,586,347
93$3,270,510$0$0$2,663,275
94$3,367,475$0$0$2,742,163
95$3,466,877$0$0$2,823,026
96$3,568,730$0$0$2,905,873
97$3,673,041$0$0$2,990,710
98$3,779,811$0$0$3,077,536
99$3,889,033$0$0$3,166,344
100$4,000,692$0$0$3,257,120