Can I retire at age 50 with 658,000?

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:
0%
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 $658,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.3%
1 years$54,337$53,853$53,381$52,920$52,470$51,965
2 years$26,900$26,399$25,913$25,442$24,986$24,477
3 years$17,755$17,252$16,767$16,301$15,852$15,356
4 years$13,183$12,682$12,202$11,744$11,306$10,825
5 years$10,441$9,943$9,470$9,021$8,594$8,131
6 years$8,614$8,119$7,653$7,214$6,800$6,355
7 years$7,309$6,818$6,360$5,931$5,531$5,103
8 years$6,331$5,845$5,393$4,975$4,588$4,179
9 years$5,570$5,089$4,645$4,238$3,864$3,473
10 years$4,962$4,485$4,050$3,653$3,292$2,919
11 years$4,465$3,993$3,565$3,179$2,831$2,475
12 years$4,051$3,584$3,164$2,789$2,454$2,114
13 years$3,701$3,239$2,827$2,462$2,140$1,817
14 years$3,402$2,944$2,540$2,185$1,876$1,569
15 years$3,142$2,689$2,293$1,949$1,651$1,361
16 years$2,915$2,468$2,079$1,745$1,460$1,184
17 years$2,715$2,273$1,892$1,568$1,294$1,033
18 years$2,538$2,100$1,727$1,413$1,151$904
19 years$2,379$1,946$1,581$1,277$1,026$793
20 years$2,236$1,808$1,451$1,156$916$697
21 years$2,107$1,685$1,335$1,050$820$613
22 years$1,990$1,572$1,230$954$735$540
23 years$1,884$1,471$1,136$869$660$477
24 years$1,786$1,378$1,050$793$593$421
25 years$1,696$1,293$973$724$534$372
26 years$1,614$1,215$902$662$481$329
27 years$1,537$1,144$838$606$433$292
28 years$1,467$1,078$779$555$391$258
29 years$1,401$1,017$725$509$353$229
30 years$1,339$960$675$467$319$203
31 years$1,282$908$629$429$288$180
32 years$1,229$859$587$394$261$160
33 years$1,178$813$548$363$236$142
34 years$1,131$771$512$334$214$126
35 years$1,087$731$479$307$194$112
36 years$1,045$694$448$283$175$100
37 years$1,006$659$419$261$159$89
38 years$968$626$393$240$144$79
39 years$933$596$368$221$131$70
40 years$900$567$345$204$119$62
41 years$868$539$323$188$108$55
42 years$838$514$303$174$98$49
43 years$809$490$285$161$89$44
44 years$782$467$267$148$80$39
45 years$756$445$251$137$73$35
46 years$731$424$236$126$66$31
47 years$707$405$221$117$60$28
48 years$685$387$208$108$55$24
49 years$663$369$196$100$50$22
50 years$642$353$184$92$45$19

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $658,000, adding $4,500 every year, while hoping to spend $48,781 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: 61/11/28 Blend
49$658,000$658,000$658,000$658,000
50$729,758$694,884$684,685$768,517
51$752,290$677,030$655,719$777,575
52$775,487$656,667$624,148$781,808
53$799,362$633,620$589,833$785,398
54$823,934$607,704$552,629$788,293
55$849,217$578,724$512,384$790,437
56$875,228$546,472$468,940$791,772
57$901,984$510,732$422,132$792,235
58$929,499$471,270$371,786$791,760
59$957,789$427,844$317,722$790,278
60$986,870$380,194$259,752$787,714
61$1,016,755$328,048$197,679$783,990
62$1,047,459$271,118$131,296$779,023
63$1,078,996$209,099$60,390$772,724
64$1,111,377$141,668$0$765,000
65$1,144,614$68,487$0$760,318
66$1,178,718$0$0$773,558
67$1,213,697$0$0$787,928
68$1,249,558$0$0$811,154
69$1,286,307$0$0$834,950
70$1,323,947$0$0$859,316
71$1,362,479$0$0$884,252
72$1,401,902$0$0$909,756
73$1,442,210$0$0$935,824
74$1,483,394$0$0$962,448
75$1,525,443$0$0$989,621
76$1,568,339$0$0$1,017,328
77$1,612,061$0$0$1,045,555
78$1,656,580$0$0$1,074,282
79$1,701,863$0$0$1,103,484
80$1,747,869$0$0$1,133,133
81$1,794,549$0$0$1,163,195
82$1,841,844$0$0$1,193,629
83$1,889,687$0$0$1,224,388
84$1,938,000$0$0$1,255,419
85$1,986,691$0$0$1,286,659
86$2,035,655$0$0$1,318,035
87$2,084,773$0$0$1,349,466
88$2,133,907$0$0$1,380,859
89$2,182,902$0$0$1,412,106
90$2,231,583$0$0$1,443,089
91$2,279,748$0$0$1,473,670
92$2,327,173$0$0$1,503,697
93$2,373,605$0$0$1,532,998
94$2,418,758$0$0$1,561,380
95$2,462,312$0$0$1,588,624
96$2,503,910$0$0$1,614,489
97$2,543,150$0$0$1,638,703
98$2,579,583$0$0$1,660,962
99$2,612,708$0$0$1,680,928
100$2,641,968$0$0$1,698,222