Can I retire at age 50 with 587,000?

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 $587,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.8%
1 years$48,474$48,042$47,621$47,210$46,808$45,882
2 years$23,997$23,550$23,117$22,697$22,290$21,360
3 years$15,839$15,390$14,958$14,542$14,141$13,238
4 years$11,761$11,313$10,886$10,477$10,086$9,215
5 years$9,315$8,870$8,448$8,047$7,667$6,832
6 years$7,684$7,243$6,827$6,435$6,067$5,268
7 years$6,520$6,083$5,673$5,291$4,934$4,172
8 years$5,648$5,214$4,811$4,438$4,093$3,367
9 years$4,969$4,540$4,144$3,781$3,447$2,757
10 years$4,427$4,001$3,613$3,259$2,937$2,282
11 years$3,983$3,562$3,181$2,836$2,526$1,905
12 years$3,614$3,197$2,823$2,488$2,189$1,602
13 years$3,302$2,889$2,522$2,196$1,909$1,354
14 years$3,035$2,626$2,266$1,950$1,673$1,150
15 years$2,803$2,399$2,046$1,739$1,473$980
16 years$2,601$2,201$1,855$1,557$1,302$838
17 years$2,422$2,027$1,688$1,399$1,154$719
18 years$2,264$1,873$1,541$1,261$1,027$618
19 years$2,122$1,736$1,411$1,139$915$532
20 years$1,995$1,613$1,295$1,032$817$459
21 years$1,880$1,503$1,191$936$731$396
22 years$1,776$1,403$1,097$851$656$342
23 years$1,680$1,312$1,013$775$588$296
24 years$1,593$1,229$937$707$529$257
25 years$1,513$1,154$868$646$476$223
26 years$1,440$1,084$805$590$429$193
27 years$1,371$1,020$748$540$387$168
28 years$1,308$961$695$495$349$145
29 years$1,250$907$647$454$315$126
30 years$1,195$857$602$417$285$110
31 years$1,144$810$562$383$257$95
32 years$1,096$766$524$352$233$83
33 years$1,051$726$489$323$211$72
34 years$1,009$688$457$298$191$63
35 years$970$652$427$274$173$55
36 years$932$619$400$252$156$48
37 years$897$588$374$232$142$41
38 years$864$559$350$214$129$36
39 years$832$531$328$198$117$31
40 years$803$506$308$182$106$27
41 years$774$481$289$168$96$24
42 years$747$458$271$155$87$21
43 years$722$437$254$143$79$18
44 years$697$416$238$132$72$16
45 years$674$397$224$122$65$14
46 years$652$379$210$113$59$12
47 years$631$361$198$104$54$10
48 years$611$345$186$96$49$9
49 years$592$329$174$89$44$8
50 years$573$315$164$82$40$7

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $587,000, adding $5,554 every year, while hoping to spend $32,212 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: 33/39/28 Blend
49$587,000$587,000$587,000$587,000
50$652,603$621,492$612,393$668,443
51$684,895$617,672$598,635$677,128
52$719,402$612,585$583,337$683,235
53$756,314$606,135$566,412$689,192
54$795,843$598,220$547,771$695,006
55$838,219$588,733$527,322$700,691
56$883,694$577,558$504,965$706,263
57$932,548$564,576$480,598$711,745
58$985,085$549,657$454,115$717,164
59$1,041,639$532,665$425,403$722,554
60$1,102,577$513,457$394,345$727,955
61$1,168,305$491,881$360,820$733,418
62$1,239,264$467,775$324,700$739,000
63$1,315,942$440,970$285,851$744,771
64$1,398,876$411,284$244,134$750,811
65$1,488,652$378,529$199,404$757,215
66$1,585,920$342,502$151,509$764,092
67$1,691,389$302,990$100,290$771,568
68$1,805,844$259,769$45,582$779,787
69$1,930,143$212,601$0$788,915
70$2,065,234$161,235$0$802,967
71$2,212,159$105,406$0$833,115
72$2,372,062$44,834$0$866,029
73$2,546,204$0$0$902,045
74$2,735,974$0$0$950,456
75$2,942,896$0$0$1,024,304
76$3,168,652$0$0$1,104,956
77$3,415,090$0$0$1,193,084
78$3,684,248$0$0$1,289,427
79$3,978,365$0$0$1,394,799
80$4,299,910$0$0$1,510,094
81$4,651,598$0$0$1,636,300
82$5,036,421$0$0$1,774,503
83$5,457,672$0$0$1,925,898
84$5,918,978$0$0$2,091,804
85$6,424,333$0$0$2,273,669
86$6,978,135$0$0$2,473,093
87$7,585,228$0$0$2,691,834
88$8,250,948$0$0$2,931,832
89$8,981,170$0$0$3,195,220
90$9,782,366$0$0$3,484,351
91$10,661,666$0$0$3,801,814
92$11,626,921$0$0$4,150,463
93$12,686,782$0$0$4,533,442
94$13,850,776$0$0$4,954,213
95$15,129,402$0$0$5,416,591
96$16,534,222$0$0$5,924,779
97$18,077,974$0$0$6,483,406
98$19,774,693$0$0$7,097,573
99$21,639,839$0$0$7,772,901
100$23,690,446$0$0$8,515,581