Can I retire at age 50 with 718,000?

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 $718,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.9%
1 years$59,292$58,764$58,248$57,745$57,254$55,201
2 years$29,352$28,806$28,276$27,762$27,264$25,217
3 years$19,374$18,825$18,296$17,788$17,297$15,322
4 years$14,386$13,838$13,315$12,815$12,337$10,448
5 years$11,393$10,849$10,333$9,843$9,378$7,580
6 years$9,399$8,859$8,351$7,872$7,421$5,715
7 years$7,975$7,440$6,939$6,472$6,035$4,422
8 years$6,908$6,377$5,885$5,429$5,007$3,484
9 years$6,078$5,553$5,069$4,624$4,216$2,783
10 years$5,415$4,894$4,419$3,986$3,592$2,245
11 years$4,872$4,357$3,891$3,469$3,090$1,826
12 years$4,421$3,911$3,453$3,043$2,677$1,494
13 years$4,039$3,534$3,085$2,686$2,335$1,229
14 years$3,712$3,213$2,772$2,385$2,047$1,014
15 years$3,429$2,935$2,503$2,127$1,802$840
16 years$3,181$2,693$2,269$1,904$1,593$698
17 years$2,963$2,480$2,065$1,711$1,412$581
18 years$2,769$2,291$1,885$1,542$1,256$484
19 years$2,596$2,124$1,725$1,393$1,119$404
20 years$2,440$1,973$1,583$1,262$1,000$338
21 years$2,300$1,838$1,456$1,145$895$283
22 years$2,172$1,716$1,342$1,041$802$237
23 years$2,056$1,605$1,239$948$720$198
24 years$1,949$1,504$1,146$865$647$166
25 years$1,851$1,411$1,062$790$582$140
26 years$1,761$1,326$985$722$524$117
27 years$1,678$1,248$914$661$473$98
28 years$1,600$1,176$850$606$427$83
29 years$1,528$1,109$791$555$385$69
30 years$1,462$1,048$737$510$348$58
31 years$1,399$990$687$468$315$49
32 years$1,341$937$641$430$285$41
33 years$1,286$888$598$396$258$35
34 years$1,234$841$559$364$233$29
35 years$1,186$798$523$335$211$24
36 years$1,140$757$489$309$191$21
37 years$1,097$719$458$284$173$17
38 years$1,057$684$429$262$157$15
39 years$1,018$650$402$242$143$12
40 years$982$618$376$223$129$10
41 years$947$589$353$206$117$9
42 years$914$561$331$190$106$7
43 years$883$534$311$175$97$6
44 years$853$509$292$162$88$5
45 years$825$486$274$149$80$4
46 years$798$463$257$138$72$4
47 years$772$442$242$128$66$3
48 years$747$422$227$118$60$3
49 years$724$403$213$109$54$2
50 years$701$385$201$101$49$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $718,000, adding $4,471 every year, while hoping to spend $50,039 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: 52/20/28 Blend
49$718,000$718,000$718,000$718,000
50$795,848$757,794$746,665$830,775
51$823,783$741,685$718,437$839,413
52$852,891$723,109$687,586$843,389
53$883,238$701,893$653,972$846,725
54$914,895$677,853$617,448$849,382
55$947,941$650,795$577,859$851,319
56$982,460$620,512$535,046$852,494
57$1,018,540$586,787$488,840$852,864
58$1,056,281$549,389$439,066$852,388
59$1,095,788$508,076$385,540$851,020
60$1,137,175$462,588$328,072$848,718
61$1,180,566$412,654$266,462$845,439
62$1,226,097$357,987$200,501$841,138
63$1,273,912$298,282$129,972$835,772
64$1,324,172$233,218$54,646$829,301
65$1,377,048$162,456$0$821,682
66$1,432,728$85,638$0$820,567
67$1,491,417$2,385$0$836,152
68$1,553,338$0$0$852,137
69$1,618,734$0$0$887,873
70$1,687,869$0$0$926,238
71$1,761,032$0$0$966,873
72$1,838,540$0$0$1,009,957
73$1,920,736$0$0$1,055,685
74$2,007,999$0$0$1,104,274
75$2,100,740$0$0$1,155,956
76$2,199,410$0$0$1,210,991
77$2,304,503$0$0$1,269,659
78$2,416,559$0$0$1,332,268
79$2,536,170$0$0$1,399,155
80$2,663,985$0$0$1,470,692
81$2,800,715$0$0$1,547,283
82$2,947,138$0$0$1,629,374
83$3,104,111$0$0$1,717,453
84$3,272,570$0$0$1,812,055
85$3,453,545$0$0$1,913,768
86$3,648,165$0$0$2,023,238
87$3,857,670$0$0$2,141,173
88$4,083,424$0$0$2,268,351
89$4,326,920$0$0$2,405,629
90$4,589,803$0$0$2,553,945
91$4,873,879$0$0$2,714,331
92$5,181,132$0$0$2,887,924
93$5,513,743$0$0$3,075,969
94$5,874,111$0$0$3,279,840
95$6,264,873$0$0$3,501,045
96$6,688,928$0$0$3,741,243
97$7,149,464$0$0$4,002,258
98$7,649,991$0$0$4,286,098
99$8,194,368$0$0$4,594,971
100$8,786,839$0$0$4,931,307