Can I retire at age 50 with 689,000?

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 $689,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.9%
1 years$56,897$56,390$55,896$55,413$54,942$52,762
2 years$28,167$27,642$27,134$26,641$26,163$23,994
3 years$18,591$18,065$17,557$17,069$16,599$14,509
4 years$13,805$13,279$12,777$12,297$11,838$9,843
5 years$10,933$10,411$9,916$9,446$8,999$7,104
6 years$9,020$8,501$8,013$7,554$7,121$5,327
7 years$7,653$7,140$6,659$6,210$5,791$4,098
8 years$6,629$6,120$5,647$5,210$4,804$3,210
9 years$5,833$5,328$4,864$4,437$4,046$2,548
10 years$5,196$4,697$4,241$3,825$3,447$2,043
11 years$4,676$4,181$3,733$3,329$2,965$1,650
12 years$4,242$3,753$3,313$2,920$2,569$1,341
13 years$3,876$3,392$2,960$2,578$2,240$1,096
14 years$3,562$3,083$2,660$2,288$1,964$898
15 years$3,290$2,816$2,401$2,041$1,729$739
16 years$3,053$2,584$2,177$1,827$1,528$609
17 years$2,843$2,380$1,981$1,642$1,355$503
18 years$2,657$2,199$1,809$1,480$1,205$416
19 years$2,491$2,038$1,656$1,337$1,074$345
20 years$2,342$1,894$1,519$1,211$959$286
21 years$2,207$1,764$1,398$1,099$858$238
22 years$2,084$1,647$1,288$999$769$197
23 years$1,973$1,540$1,189$910$691$164
24 years$1,870$1,443$1,100$830$621$136
25 years$1,776$1,354$1,019$758$559$114
26 years$1,690$1,273$945$693$503$95
27 years$1,610$1,198$877$634$454$79
28 years$1,536$1,129$816$581$409$66
29 years$1,467$1,065$759$533$370$55
30 years$1,403$1,005$707$489$334$46
31 years$1,343$950$659$449$302$38
32 years$1,286$899$615$413$273$32
33 years$1,234$852$574$380$247$26
34 years$1,185$807$537$349$224$22
35 years$1,138$766$502$322$203$18
36 years$1,094$727$469$296$184$15
37 years$1,053$690$439$273$166$13
38 years$1,014$656$411$252$151$11
39 years$977$624$385$232$137$9
40 years$942$593$361$214$124$7
41 years$909$565$339$197$113$6
42 years$877$538$318$182$102$5
43 years$847$513$298$168$93$4
44 years$819$489$280$155$84$4
45 years$791$466$263$143$76$3
46 years$765$444$247$132$69$2
47 years$741$424$232$122$63$2
48 years$717$405$218$113$57$2
49 years$694$387$205$104$52$1
50 years$673$369$193$97$47$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $689,000, adding $2,493 every year, while hoping to spend $50,837 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: 49/46/5 Blend
49$689,000$689,000$689,000$689,000
50$761,850$725,333$714,653$798,124
51$785,468$706,784$684,504$804,573
52$809,792$685,622$651,641$805,925
53$834,839$661,666$615,919$806,174
54$860,628$634,723$577,188$805,232
55$887,178$604,590$535,289$803,002
56$914,507$571,052$490,058$799,381
57$942,633$533,881$441,322$794,261
58$971,577$492,836$388,901$787,528
59$1,001,356$447,662$332,607$779,058
60$1,031,988$398,092$272,244$768,722
61$1,063,492$343,840$207,606$756,382
62$1,095,887$284,607$138,479$741,892
63$1,129,189$220,074$64,640$725,097
64$1,163,416$149,907$0$705,833
65$1,198,585$73,753$0$684,681
66$1,234,710$0$0$664,429
67$1,271,807$0$0$645,880
68$1,309,889$0$0$665,156
69$1,348,968$0$0$684,931
70$1,389,057$0$0$705,208
71$1,430,162$0$0$725,991
72$1,472,293$0$0$747,283
73$1,515,452$0$0$769,085
74$1,559,643$0$0$791,397
75$1,604,865$0$0$814,216
76$1,651,112$0$0$837,539
77$1,698,377$0$0$861,359
78$1,746,646$0$0$885,668
79$1,795,903$0$0$910,455
80$1,846,124$0$0$935,705
81$1,897,278$0$0$961,401
82$1,949,331$0$0$987,521
83$2,002,236$0$0$1,014,038
84$2,055,941$0$0$1,040,923
85$2,110,383$0$0$1,068,140
86$2,165,486$0$0$1,095,645
87$2,221,166$0$0$1,123,390
88$2,277,320$0$0$1,151,318
89$2,333,835$0$0$1,179,366
90$2,390,578$0$0$1,207,459
91$2,447,397$0$0$1,235,512
92$2,504,120$0$0$1,263,432
93$2,560,553$0$0$1,291,109
94$2,616,474$0$0$1,318,422
95$2,671,633$0$0$1,345,232
96$2,725,749$0$0$1,371,386
97$2,778,505$0$0$1,396,709
98$2,829,547$0$0$1,421,006
99$2,878,475$0$0$1,444,059
100$2,924,844$0$0$1,465,624