Can I retire at age 50 with 357,000?

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:
0%
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 $357,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.6%
1 years$29,481$29,218$28,962$28,712$28,468$27,813
2 years$14,594$14,323$14,059$13,804$13,556$12,900
3 years$9,633$9,360$9,097$8,844$8,601$7,964
4 years$7,153$6,881$6,620$6,372$6,134$5,522
5 years$5,665$5,394$5,138$4,894$4,663$4,076
6 years$4,673$4,405$4,152$3,914$3,690$3,130
7 years$3,966$3,699$3,450$3,218$3,001$2,467
8 years$3,435$3,171$2,926$2,699$2,489$1,982
9 years$3,022$2,761$2,520$2,299$2,096$1,615
10 years$2,692$2,434$2,197$1,982$1,786$1,330
11 years$2,423$2,166$1,934$1,725$1,536$1,105
12 years$2,198$1,945$1,717$1,513$1,331$924
13 years$2,008$1,757$1,534$1,336$1,161$777
14 years$1,846$1,597$1,378$1,186$1,018$656
15 years$1,705$1,459$1,244$1,057$896$556
16 years$1,582$1,339$1,128$947$792$473
17 years$1,473$1,233$1,027$851$702$403
18 years$1,377$1,139$937$767$624$345
19 years$1,291$1,056$858$693$556$295
20 years$1,213$981$787$627$497$253
21 years$1,143$914$724$569$445$217
22 years$1,080$853$667$518$399$186
23 years$1,022$798$616$472$358$160
24 years$969$748$570$430$322$138
25 years$920$702$528$393$289$119
26 years$876$659$490$359$261$102
27 years$834$621$455$329$235$88
28 years$796$585$423$301$212$76
29 years$760$552$393$276$192$66
30 years$727$521$366$253$173$57
31 years$696$492$342$233$156$49
32 years$667$466$319$214$142$42
33 years$639$441$298$197$128$37
34 years$614$418$278$181$116$32
35 years$590$397$260$167$105$27
36 years$567$377$243$153$95$24
37 years$546$358$228$141$86$20
38 years$525$340$213$130$78$18
39 years$506$323$200$120$71$15
40 years$488$307$187$111$64$13
41 years$471$293$175$102$58$11
42 years$455$279$165$94$53$10
43 years$439$266$154$87$48$9
44 years$424$253$145$80$44$7
45 years$410$241$136$74$40$6
46 years$397$230$128$69$36$6
47 years$384$220$120$63$33$5
48 years$372$210$113$59$30$4
49 years$360$200$106$54$27$4
50 years$349$191$100$50$24$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $357,000, adding $4,039 every year, while hoping to spend $21,392 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: 55/35/10 Blend
49$357,000$357,000$357,000$357,000
50$397,580$378,659$373,126$418,242
51$415,372$374,453$362,865$428,483
52$434,263$369,323$351,543$436,934
53$454,340$363,202$339,102$445,626
54$475,702$356,019$325,481$454,588
55$498,457$347,697$310,618$463,848
56$522,721$338,155$294,445$473,441
57$548,622$327,308$276,893$483,408
58$576,302$315,067$257,889$493,792
59$605,914$301,335$237,358$504,645
60$637,628$286,011$215,220$516,023
61$671,629$268,988$191,392$527,991
62$708,120$250,154$165,789$540,622
63$747,325$229,388$138,320$553,998
64$789,489$206,564$108,890$568,212
65$834,880$181,549$77,401$583,367
66$883,794$154,202$43,751$599,581
67$936,556$124,373$7,831$616,983
68$993,522$91,904$0$635,722
69$1,055,084$56,630$0$659,214
70$1,121,672$18,375$0$685,494
71$1,193,760$0$0$713,944
72$1,271,868$0$0$753,683
73$1,356,567$0$0$804,478
74$1,448,487$0$0$859,632
75$1,548,320$0$0$919,564
76$1,656,827$0$0$984,735
77$1,774,844$0$0$1,055,653
78$1,903,294$0$0$1,132,873
79$2,043,189$0$0$1,217,011
80$2,195,644$0$0$1,308,741
81$2,361,888$0$0$1,408,808
82$2,543,271$0$0$1,518,027
83$2,741,279$0$0$1,637,302
84$2,957,550$0$0$1,767,622
85$3,193,885$0$0$1,910,079
86$3,452,269$0$0$2,065,874
87$3,734,885$0$0$2,236,331
88$4,044,138$0$0$2,422,907
89$4,382,676$0$0$2,627,205
90$4,753,415$0$0$2,850,992
91$5,159,566$0$0$3,096,214
92$5,604,665$0$0$3,365,012
93$6,092,608$0$0$3,659,747
94$6,627,683$0$0$3,983,017
95$7,214,615$0$0$4,337,685
96$7,858,608$0$0$4,726,904
97$8,565,394$0$0$5,154,146
98$9,341,285$0$0$5,623,238
99$10,193,238$0$0$6,138,393
100$11,128,912$0$0$6,704,254