Can I retire at age 50 with 284,000?

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 $284,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.4%
1 years$23,452$23,244$23,040$22,841$22,647$22,327
2 years$11,610$11,394$11,184$10,981$10,784$10,462
3 years$7,663$7,446$7,237$7,036$6,842$6,528
4 years$5,690$5,474$5,267$5,069$4,880$4,577
5 years$4,507$4,291$4,087$3,893$3,709$3,418
6 years$3,718$3,504$3,303$3,114$2,935$2,656
7 years$3,155$2,943$2,745$2,560$2,387$2,120
8 years$2,732$2,523$2,328$2,147$1,980$1,725
9 years$2,404$2,196$2,005$1,829$1,668$1,424
10 years$2,142$1,936$1,748$1,577$1,421$1,189
11 years$1,927$1,723$1,539$1,372$1,222$1,001
12 years$1,749$1,547$1,366$1,204$1,059$849
13 years$1,598$1,398$1,220$1,063$923$725
14 years$1,468$1,271$1,096$943$810$621
15 years$1,356$1,161$990$841$713$535
16 years$1,258$1,065$897$753$630$462
17 years$1,172$981$817$677$559$400
18 years$1,095$906$745$610$497$347
19 years$1,027$840$682$551$443$302
20 years$965$781$626$499$395$263
21 years$910$727$576$453$354$230
22 years$859$679$531$412$317$201
23 years$813$635$490$375$285$176
24 years$771$595$453$342$256$154
25 years$732$558$420$312$230$135
26 years$697$525$389$286$207$118
27 years$664$494$362$261$187$104
28 years$633$465$336$240$169$91
29 years$605$439$313$220$152$80
30 years$578$414$291$202$138$70
31 years$553$392$272$185$124$62
32 years$530$371$253$170$113$54
33 years$509$351$237$156$102$48
34 years$488$333$221$144$92$42
35 years$469$316$207$133$84$37
36 years$451$300$193$122$76$33
37 years$434$284$181$112$69$29
38 years$418$270$170$104$62$25
39 years$403$257$159$96$56$22
40 years$388$245$149$88$51$20
41 years$375$233$140$81$46$17
42 years$362$222$131$75$42$15
43 years$349$211$123$69$38$13
44 years$337$201$115$64$35$12
45 years$326$192$108$59$32$10
46 years$316$183$102$55$29$9
47 years$305$175$96$50$26$8
48 years$296$167$90$47$24$7
49 years$286$159$84$43$21$6
50 years$277$152$79$40$19$6

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $284,000, adding $5,855 every year, while hoping to spend $22,913 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: 44/40/16 Blend
49$284,000$284,000$284,000$284,000
50$319,007$303,955$299,553$331,332
51$327,167$294,470$285,209$331,061
52$335,391$283,752$269,617$328,027
53$343,661$271,716$252,709$324,246
54$351,958$258,274$234,419$319,661
55$360,259$243,330$214,672$314,209
56$368,537$226,785$193,395$307,823
57$376,762$208,532$170,509$300,430
58$384,901$188,459$145,930$291,955
59$392,917$166,449$119,574$282,315
60$400,765$142,377$91,351$271,421
61$408,399$116,109$61,168$259,181
62$415,765$87,507$28,926$245,492
63$422,802$56,424$0$230,248
64$429,442$22,703$0$214,269
65$435,610$0$0$201,825
66$441,222$0$0$193,943
67$446,184$0$0$195,719
68$450,390$0$0$197,108
69$453,724$0$0$198,055
70$456,056$0$0$198,494
71$457,242$0$0$198,356
72$457,121$0$0$197,562
73$455,514$0$0$196,024
74$452,224$0$0$193,646
75$447,032$0$0$190,321
76$439,693$0$0$185,930
77$429,938$0$0$180,341
78$417,469$0$0$173,409
79$401,953$0$0$164,972
80$383,024$0$0$154,851
81$360,277$0$0$142,849
82$333,263$0$0$128,747
83$301,484$0$0$112,304
84$264,393$0$0$93,251
85$221,381$0$0$71,295
86$171,777$0$0$46,108
87$114,840$0$0$17,329
88$49,750$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