Can I retire at age 50 with 743,000?

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 $743,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.1%
1 years$61,356$60,810$60,277$59,756$59,248$57,078
2 years$30,374$29,809$29,260$28,729$28,213$26,051
3 years$20,048$19,480$18,933$18,407$17,900$15,813
4 years$14,886$14,320$13,779$13,261$12,766$10,772
5 years$11,790$11,227$10,693$10,186$9,705$7,807
6 years$9,727$9,168$8,641$8,146$7,679$5,880
7 years$8,253$7,699$7,181$6,697$6,245$4,544
8 years$7,149$6,600$6,090$5,618$5,181$3,576
9 years$6,290$5,746$5,245$4,785$4,363$2,853
10 years$5,603$5,065$4,573$4,125$3,718$2,299
11 years$5,042$4,509$4,026$3,590$3,197$1,867
12 years$4,575$4,047$3,573$3,149$2,771$1,526
13 years$4,179$3,657$3,192$2,780$2,416$1,253
14 years$3,841$3,324$2,868$2,468$2,118$1,033
15 years$3,548$3,037$2,590$2,201$1,865$854
16 years$3,292$2,786$2,348$1,971$1,648$708
17 years$3,066$2,566$2,136$1,771$1,461$589
18 years$2,865$2,371$1,950$1,596$1,299$490
19 years$2,686$2,198$1,785$1,442$1,158$408
20 years$2,525$2,042$1,639$1,306$1,034$341
21 years$2,380$1,902$1,507$1,185$926$285
22 years$2,248$1,776$1,389$1,078$830$238
23 years$2,127$1,661$1,283$981$745$199
24 years$2,017$1,556$1,186$895$669$167
25 years$1,916$1,460$1,099$817$602$140
26 years$1,822$1,372$1,019$747$543$117
27 years$1,736$1,292$946$684$489$98
28 years$1,656$1,217$880$627$441$82
29 years$1,582$1,148$819$575$399$69
30 years$1,512$1,084$762$527$360$58
31 years$1,448$1,025$711$484$326$49
32 years$1,387$970$663$445$295$41
33 years$1,331$918$619$409$267$34
34 years$1,277$870$579$377$241$29
35 years$1,227$826$541$347$219$24
36 years$1,180$784$506$319$198$20
37 years$1,136$744$474$294$180$17
38 years$1,093$707$444$271$163$14
39 years$1,054$673$416$250$148$12
40 years$1,016$640$389$231$134$10
41 years$980$609$365$213$121$8
42 years$946$580$343$196$110$7
43 years$914$553$321$181$100$6
44 years$883$527$302$167$91$5
45 years$853$502$283$155$82$4
46 years$825$479$266$143$75$4
47 years$799$457$250$132$68$3
48 years$773$437$235$122$62$2
49 years$749$417$221$113$56$2
50 years$725$398$208$104$51$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $743,000, adding $2,273 every year, while hoping to spend $54,512 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: 79/12/9 Blend
49$743,000$743,000$743,000$743,000
50$821,131$781,752$770,235$884,700
51$846,886$762,057$738,038$907,048
52$873,441$739,571$702,935$924,234
53$900,820$714,098$664,771$941,481
54$929,047$685,432$623,385$958,772
55$958,149$653,358$578,607$976,084
56$988,151$617,643$530,261$993,396
57$1,019,080$578,045$478,162$1,010,682
58$1,050,962$534,305$422,117$1,027,916
59$1,083,827$486,153$361,925$1,045,070
60$1,117,702$433,299$297,374$1,062,114
61$1,152,618$375,441$228,246$1,079,013
62$1,188,603$312,256$154,311$1,095,734
63$1,225,689$243,405$75,329$1,112,237
64$1,263,907$168,530$0$1,128,481
65$1,303,290$87,251$0$1,145,284
66$1,343,868$0$0$1,169,513
67$1,385,677$0$0$1,194,013
68$1,428,749$0$0$1,231,122
69$1,473,119$0$0$1,269,349
70$1,518,822$0$0$1,308,724
71$1,565,893$0$0$1,349,277
72$1,614,368$0$0$1,391,039
73$1,664,283$0$0$1,434,040
74$1,715,675$0$0$1,478,313
75$1,768,580$0$0$1,523,889
76$1,823,036$0$0$1,570,800
77$1,879,079$0$0$1,619,076
78$1,936,747$0$0$1,668,751
79$1,996,076$0$0$1,719,855
80$2,057,102$0$0$1,772,420
81$2,119,862$0$0$1,826,476
82$2,184,391$0$0$1,882,055
83$2,250,724$0$0$1,939,184
84$2,318,893$0$0$1,997,893
85$2,388,932$0$0$2,058,209
86$2,460,870$0$0$2,120,158
87$2,534,736$0$0$2,183,764
88$2,610,556$0$0$2,249,050
89$2,688,355$0$0$2,316,035
90$2,768,151$0$0$2,384,736
91$2,849,963$0$0$2,455,167
92$2,933,803$0$0$2,527,339
93$3,019,679$0$0$2,601,257
94$3,107,592$0$0$2,676,923
95$3,197,540$0$0$2,754,333
96$3,289,511$0$0$2,833,475
97$3,383,487$0$0$2,914,334
98$3,479,439$0$0$2,996,883
99$3,577,329$0$0$3,081,089
100$3,677,109$0$0$3,166,907