Can I retire at age 50 with 330,000?

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 $330,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.8%
1 years$27,251$27,008$26,772$26,540$26,315$25,281
2 years$13,491$13,239$12,996$12,760$12,531$11,502
3 years$8,904$8,652$8,409$8,175$7,950$6,958
4 years$6,612$6,360$6,120$5,890$5,670$4,723
5 years$5,237$4,986$4,749$4,524$4,310$3,411
6 years$4,320$4,072$3,838$3,618$3,411$2,559
7 years$3,666$3,420$3,189$2,974$2,774$1,969
8 years$3,175$2,931$2,705$2,495$2,301$1,544
9 years$2,794$2,552$2,330$2,125$1,938$1,226
10 years$2,489$2,250$2,031$1,832$1,651$984
11 years$2,239$2,003$1,788$1,594$1,420$795
12 years$2,032$1,797$1,587$1,399$1,231$647
13 years$1,856$1,624$1,418$1,235$1,073$529
14 years$1,706$1,477$1,274$1,096$941$434
15 years$1,576$1,349$1,150$977$828$357
16 years$1,462$1,238$1,043$875$732$294
17 years$1,362$1,140$949$786$649$243
18 years$1,273$1,053$866$709$577$202
19 years$1,193$976$793$640$514$167
20 years$1,122$907$728$580$459$139
21 years$1,057$845$669$526$411$115
22 years$998$789$617$479$369$96
23 years$945$738$570$436$331$80
24 years$896$691$527$398$297$66
25 years$851$649$488$363$268$55
26 years$809$610$453$332$241$46
27 years$771$574$420$304$217$38
28 years$735$541$391$278$196$32
29 years$702$510$364$255$177$27
30 years$672$482$339$234$160$22
31 years$643$455$316$215$145$19
32 years$616$431$295$198$131$15
33 years$591$408$275$182$118$13
34 years$567$387$257$167$107$11
35 years$545$367$240$154$97$9
36 years$524$348$225$142$88$8
37 years$504$331$210$131$80$6
38 years$486$314$197$120$72$5
39 years$468$299$185$111$66$4
40 years$451$284$173$102$59$4
41 years$435$271$162$95$54$3
42 years$420$258$152$87$49$3
43 years$406$246$143$81$44$2
44 years$392$234$134$74$40$2
45 years$379$223$126$69$37$1
46 years$367$213$118$63$33$1
47 years$355$203$111$59$30$1
48 years$343$194$104$54$27$1
49 years$333$185$98$50$25$1
50 years$322$177$92$46$23$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $330,000, adding $3,580 every year, while hoping to spend $23,488 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: 66/19/15 Blend
49$330,000$330,000$330,000$330,000
50$367,353$349,863$344,748$390,057
51$379,832$342,015$331,306$397,828
52$392,796$332,995$316,626$403,248
53$406,271$322,722$300,643$408,589
54$420,283$311,107$283,287$413,843
55$434,860$298,060$264,485$419,001
56$450,033$283,482$244,162$424,053
57$465,834$267,270$222,239$428,990
58$482,298$249,316$198,634$433,805
59$499,464$229,504$173,259$438,487
60$517,372$207,712$146,026$443,029
61$536,065$183,811$116,840$447,422
62$555,592$157,666$85,602$451,659
63$576,004$129,133$52,211$455,731
64$597,355$98,060$16,559$459,634
65$619,706$64,285$0$463,360
66$643,122$27,641$0$470,345
67$667,672$0$0$480,197
68$693,434$0$0$492,803
69$720,489$0$0$512,117
70$748,929$0$0$532,426
71$778,850$0$0$553,802
72$810,359$0$0$576,320
73$843,572$0$0$600,065
74$878,616$0$0$625,128
75$915,627$0$0$651,609
76$954,757$0$0$679,617
77$996,168$0$0$709,270
78$1,040,040$0$0$740,698
79$1,086,569$0$0$774,044
80$1,135,967$0$0$809,460
81$1,188,469$0$0$847,118
82$1,244,330$0$0$887,203
83$1,303,830$0$0$929,917
84$1,367,275$0$0$975,483
85$1,435,001$0$0$1,024,144
86$1,507,375$0$0$1,076,167
87$1,584,801$0$0$1,131,845
88$1,667,719$0$0$1,191,497
89$1,756,616$0$0$1,255,477
90$1,852,021$0$0$1,324,170
91$1,954,519$0$0$1,397,999
92$2,064,751$0$0$1,477,430
93$2,183,418$0$0$1,562,974
94$2,311,293$0$0$1,655,190
95$2,449,224$0$0$1,754,696
96$2,598,143$0$0$1,862,167
97$2,759,073$0$0$1,978,348
98$2,933,139$0$0$2,104,056
99$3,121,579$0$0$2,240,190
100$3,325,751$0$0$2,387,737