Can I retire at age 50 with 661,000?

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 $661,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.7%
1 years$54,585$54,099$53,624$53,161$52,709$50,859
2 years$27,022$26,519$26,031$25,558$25,100$23,255
3 years$17,836$17,330$16,844$16,375$15,924$14,143
4 years$13,244$12,740$12,258$11,798$11,357$9,654
5 years$10,489$9,988$9,513$9,062$8,634$7,012
6 years$8,653$8,156$7,688$7,247$6,831$5,292
7 years$7,342$6,849$6,389$5,958$5,556$4,099
8 years$6,360$5,871$5,418$4,998$4,609$3,234
9 years$5,596$5,112$4,666$4,257$3,882$2,586
10 years$4,985$4,506$4,068$3,670$3,307$2,089
11 years$4,486$4,011$3,582$3,194$2,844$1,701
12 years$4,070$3,600$3,179$2,801$2,465$1,394
13 years$3,718$3,254$2,840$2,473$2,149$1,148
14 years$3,417$2,958$2,552$2,195$1,884$949
15 years$3,156$2,702$2,304$1,958$1,659$787
16 years$2,928$2,479$2,089$1,753$1,466$654
17 years$2,728$2,283$1,901$1,575$1,300$545
18 years$2,549$2,109$1,735$1,420$1,156$455
19 years$2,390$1,955$1,588$1,283$1,030$381
20 years$2,247$1,817$1,458$1,162$920$319
21 years$2,117$1,692$1,341$1,054$824$267
22 years$2,000$1,580$1,236$959$738$224
23 years$1,892$1,477$1,141$873$663$188
24 years$1,794$1,384$1,055$796$596$158
25 years$1,704$1,299$977$727$536$133
26 years$1,621$1,221$906$665$483$112
27 years$1,544$1,149$842$609$435$94
28 years$1,473$1,083$783$558$393$79
29 years$1,407$1,021$728$511$355$66
30 years$1,346$965$678$469$320$56
31 years$1,288$912$632$431$290$47
32 years$1,234$863$590$396$262$40
33 years$1,184$817$551$364$237$33
34 years$1,136$774$515$335$215$28
35 years$1,092$735$481$309$194$24
36 years$1,050$697$450$284$176$20
37 years$1,010$662$421$262$160$17
38 years$973$629$395$241$145$14
39 years$937$598$370$222$131$12
40 years$904$569$346$205$119$10
41 years$872$542$325$189$108$8
42 years$842$516$305$175$98$7
43 years$813$492$286$161$89$6
44 years$785$469$268$149$81$5
45 years$759$447$252$138$73$4
46 years$734$426$237$127$67$4
47 years$711$407$222$117$60$3
48 years$688$388$209$108$55$3
49 years$666$371$196$100$50$2
50 years$645$354$185$93$45$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $661,000, adding $3,795 every year, while hoping to spend $51,343 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: 42/29/29 Blend
49$661,000$661,000$661,000$661,000
50$732,337$697,304$687,058$756,742
51$752,406$676,843$655,446$754,240
52$772,802$653,659$621,054$746,435
53$793,504$627,564$583,735$737,011
54$814,486$598,359$543,335$725,852
55$835,720$565,835$499,693$712,832
56$857,171$529,769$452,640$697,816
57$878,801$489,926$402,002$680,664
58$900,565$446,058$347,595$661,224
59$922,410$397,903$289,228$639,335
60$944,279$345,183$226,699$614,825
61$966,103$287,604$159,801$587,511
62$987,806$224,858$88,316$557,200
63$1,009,303$156,617$12,015$523,683
64$1,030,496$82,535$0$486,739
65$1,051,275$2,248$0$467,611
66$1,071,517$0$0$449,932
67$1,091,084$0$0$456,799
68$1,109,821$0$0$463,953
69$1,127,553$0$0$470,594
70$1,144,086$0$0$476,631
71$1,159,203$0$0$481,962
72$1,172,663$0$0$486,473
73$1,184,196$0$0$490,037
74$1,193,500$0$0$492,515
75$1,200,241$0$0$493,749
76$1,204,048$0$0$493,565
77$1,204,506$0$0$491,770
78$1,201,157$0$0$488,149
79$1,193,491$0$0$482,466
80$1,180,942$0$0$474,455
81$1,162,883$0$0$463,824
82$1,138,619$0$0$450,250
83$1,107,380$0$0$433,374
84$1,068,311$0$0$412,797
85$1,020,469$0$0$388,082
86$962,807$0$0$358,740
87$894,169$0$0$324,235
88$813,274$0$0$283,970
89$718,707$0$0$237,289
90$608,901$0$0$183,463
91$482,128$0$0$121,689
92$336,474$0$0$51,078
93$169,826$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