Can I retire at age 48 with 950,000?

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 $950,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.3%
1 years$78,450$77,751$77,070$76,404$75,754$74,715
2 years$38,837$38,113$37,412$36,733$36,073$35,028
3 years$25,634$24,908$24,208$23,535$22,887$21,868
4 years$19,034$18,310$17,617$16,956$16,323$15,338
5 years$15,075$14,355$13,672$13,024$12,408$11,461
6 years$12,436$11,722$11,049$10,415$9,818$8,909
7 years$10,552$9,844$9,182$8,563$7,985$7,115
8 years$9,140$8,438$7,787$7,183$6,624$5,793
9 years$8,042$7,347$6,707$6,118$5,579$4,785
10 years$7,165$6,476$5,847$5,274$4,753$3,998
11 years$6,447$5,765$5,148$4,590$4,088$3,369
12 years$5,849$5,175$4,568$4,026$3,543$2,860
13 years$5,344$4,676$4,082$3,554$3,089$2,442
14 years$4,911$4,251$3,667$3,155$2,708$2,095
15 years$4,536$3,883$3,311$2,814$2,384$1,804
16 years$4,209$3,563$3,002$2,520$2,107$1,559
17 years$3,920$3,281$2,732$2,264$1,868$1,351
18 years$3,664$3,032$2,494$2,040$1,661$1,174
19 years$3,435$2,810$2,283$1,843$1,481$1,022
20 years$3,229$2,611$2,095$1,670$1,323$891
21 years$3,043$2,432$1,927$1,515$1,184$778
22 years$2,874$2,270$1,776$1,378$1,061$681
23 years$2,720$2,123$1,640$1,255$952$596
24 years$2,579$1,989$1,517$1,144$856$522
25 years$2,449$1,867$1,405$1,045$770$458
26 years$2,330$1,755$1,303$956$694$402
27 years$2,220$1,651$1,210$875$626$353
28 years$2,117$1,556$1,125$801$564$311
29 years$2,022$1,468$1,047$735$510$273
30 years$1,934$1,386$975$674$461$240
31 years$1,851$1,311$909$619$416$211
32 years$1,774$1,240$848$569$377$186
33 years$1,701$1,174$792$523$341$164
34 years$1,633$1,113$740$482$309$144
35 years$1,569$1,056$692$443$280$127
36 years$1,509$1,002$647$408$253$112
37 years$1,452$952$606$376$230$99
38 years$1,398$904$567$347$208$87
39 years$1,347$860$531$320$189$77
40 years$1,299$818$498$295$171$68
41 years$1,253$779$467$272$155$60
42 years$1,209$742$438$251$141$53
43 years$1,168$707$411$232$128$46
44 years$1,129$674$386$214$116$41
45 years$1,091$642$362$198$105$36
46 years$1,055$613$340$183$96$32
47 years$1,021$585$320$169$87$28
48 years$989$558$300$156$79$25
49 years$957$533$282$144$72$22
50 years$928$509$265$133$65$19

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 48 starting with $950,000, adding $4,951 every year, while hoping to spend $30,254 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: 66/22/12 Blend
47$950,000$950,000$950,000$950,000
48$1,052,007$1,001,657$986,932$1,118,288
49$1,127,122$1,018,548$987,804$1,179,990
50$1,208,884$1,035,253$987,692$1,243,381
51$1,297,940$1,051,730$986,529$1,311,898
52$1,395,001$1,067,936$984,249$1,386,039
53$1,500,850$1,083,824$980,780$1,466,352
54$1,616,347$1,099,341$976,046$1,553,444
55$1,742,441$1,114,436$969,970$1,647,981
56$1,880,175$1,129,048$962,469$1,750,700
57$2,030,698$1,143,116$953,457$1,862,411
58$2,195,274$1,156,575$942,844$1,984,007
59$2,375,298$1,169,352$930,534$2,116,474
60$2,572,300$1,181,373$916,429$2,260,896
61$2,787,971$1,192,556$900,426$2,418,471
62$3,024,169$1,202,816$882,415$2,590,518
63$3,282,942$1,212,062$862,284$2,778,490
64$3,566,544$1,220,195$839,913$2,983,991
65$3,877,460$1,227,112$815,177$3,208,787
66$4,218,423$1,232,703$787,948$3,454,826
67$4,592,446$1,236,850$758,088$3,724,256
68$5,002,847$1,239,427$725,456$4,019,442
69$5,453,282$1,240,304$689,903$4,342,996
70$5,947,776$1,239,337$651,274$4,697,792
71$6,490,763$1,236,379$609,405$5,087,001
72$7,087,128$1,231,269$564,128$5,514,120
73$7,742,254$1,223,840$515,265$5,983,002
74$8,462,068$1,213,912$462,631$6,497,893
75$9,253,101$1,201,296$406,031$7,063,477
76$10,122,549$1,185,791$345,264$7,684,916
77$11,078,337$1,167,183$280,119$8,367,899
78$12,129,200$1,145,247$210,376$9,118,699
79$13,284,758$1,119,744$135,803$9,944,230
80$14,555,612$1,090,420$56,161$10,852,114
81$15,953,441$1,057,007$0$11,850,753
82$17,491,113$1,019,222$0$12,953,099
83$19,182,806$976,763$0$14,173,584
84$21,044,141$929,313$0$15,516,298
85$23,092,329$876,536$0$16,993,681
86$25,346,337$818,076$0$18,619,444
87$27,827,058$753,556$0$20,408,699
88$30,557,518$682,581$0$22,378,099
89$33,563,086$604,728$0$24,545,999
90$36,871,716$519,555$0$26,932,629
91$40,514,210$426,592$0$29,560,282
92$44,524,508$325,344$0$32,453,530
93$48,940,009$215,287$0$35,639,452
94$53,801,921$95,868$0$39,147,892
95$59,155,655$0$0$43,011,744
96$65,051,247$0$0$47,275,366
97$71,543,833$0$0$51,996,366
98$78,694,170$0$0$57,195,723
99$86,569,207$0$0$62,922,131
100$95,242,716$0$0$69,229,244