Can I retire at age 50 with 748,000?

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:
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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 $748,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.7%
1 years$61,769$61,219$60,682$60,158$59,647$57,784
2 years$30,579$30,009$29,457$28,922$28,403$26,543
3 years$20,183$19,611$19,061$18,531$18,020$16,221
4 years$14,987$14,416$13,871$13,350$12,852$11,127
5 years$11,869$11,303$10,765$10,254$9,770$8,125
6 years$9,792$9,229$8,700$8,200$7,731$6,166
7 years$8,309$7,751$7,229$6,742$6,287$4,804
8 years$7,197$6,644$6,131$5,656$5,216$3,812
9 years$6,332$5,785$5,281$4,817$4,392$3,067
10 years$5,641$5,099$4,604$4,153$3,743$2,493
11 years$5,076$4,539$4,053$3,614$3,219$2,043
12 years$4,605$4,074$3,597$3,170$2,789$1,685
13 years$4,208$3,682$3,214$2,799$2,432$1,397
14 years$3,867$3,347$2,888$2,484$2,132$1,163
15 years$3,572$3,057$2,607$2,216$1,877$972
16 years$3,314$2,805$2,364$1,984$1,659$814
17 years$3,087$2,583$2,151$1,782$1,471$683
18 years$2,885$2,387$1,963$1,606$1,308$575
19 years$2,704$2,212$1,797$1,451$1,166$484
20 years$2,542$2,056$1,650$1,315$1,041$409
21 years$2,396$1,915$1,517$1,193$932$345
22 years$2,263$1,788$1,398$1,085$835$292
23 years$2,141$1,672$1,291$988$750$247
24 years$2,030$1,566$1,194$901$674$209
25 years$1,928$1,470$1,106$823$606$177
26 years$1,834$1,382$1,026$752$546$150
27 years$1,748$1,300$953$689$493$127
28 years$1,667$1,225$886$631$444$108
29 years$1,592$1,156$824$579$401$91
30 years$1,523$1,092$768$531$363$78
31 years$1,458$1,032$716$488$328$66
32 years$1,397$976$668$448$297$56
33 years$1,340$925$623$412$268$47
34 years$1,286$876$582$379$243$40
35 years$1,236$831$545$349$220$34
36 years$1,188$789$509$322$199$29
37 years$1,143$749$477$296$181$25
38 years$1,101$712$447$273$164$21
39 years$1,061$677$418$252$149$18
40 years$1,023$644$392$232$135$15
41 years$987$613$368$214$122$13
42 years$952$584$345$198$111$11
43 years$920$556$324$183$101$9
44 years$889$530$304$169$91$8
45 years$859$506$285$156$83$7
46 years$831$483$268$144$75$6
47 years$804$460$252$133$68$5
48 years$778$440$237$123$62$4
49 years$754$420$222$113$56$3
50 years$730$401$209$105$51$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $748,000, adding $6,749 every year, while hoping to spend $30,920 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: 66/9/25 Blend
49$748,000$748,000$748,000$748,000
50$831,258$791,614$780,020$880,306
51$883,147$797,504$773,252$920,047
52$939,293$802,647$765,221$959,377
53$1,000,097$806,973$755,852$1,001,674
54$1,066,001$810,408$745,066$1,047,233
55$1,137,489$812,874$732,782$1,096,378
56$1,215,096$814,288$718,913$1,149,467
57$1,299,408$814,560$703,369$1,206,896
58$1,391,072$813,598$686,057$1,269,101
59$1,490,799$811,302$666,877$1,336,565
60$1,599,369$807,564$645,726$1,409,819
61$1,717,644$802,274$622,497$1,489,450
62$1,846,569$795,311$597,076$1,576,108
63$1,987,187$786,549$569,346$1,670,508
64$2,140,645$775,855$539,184$1,773,438
65$2,308,204$763,085$506,460$1,885,771
66$2,491,255$748,090$471,040$2,008,468
67$2,691,327$730,711$432,784$2,142,591
68$2,910,104$710,777$391,544$2,289,311
69$3,149,440$688,111$347,166$2,449,920
70$3,411,377$662,523$299,491$2,625,843
71$3,698,165$633,813$248,351$2,818,655
72$4,012,277$601,770$193,570$3,030,091
73$4,356,441$566,168$134,967$3,262,065
74$4,733,660$526,772$72,350$3,516,690
75$5,147,240$483,331$5,520$3,796,296
76$5,600,824$435,580$0$4,103,454
77$6,098,423$383,238$0$4,458,551
78$6,644,456$326,011$0$4,849,875
79$7,243,791$263,585$0$5,279,463
80$7,901,788$195,631$0$5,751,181
81$8,624,353$121,800$0$6,269,293
82$9,417,993$41,724$0$6,838,494
83$10,289,873$0$0$7,463,961
84$11,247,889$0$0$8,155,850
85$12,300,739$0$0$8,920,823
86$13,458,005$0$0$9,761,714
87$14,730,243$0$0$10,686,202
88$16,129,085$0$0$11,702,745
89$17,667,344$0$0$12,820,661
90$19,359,138$0$0$14,050,219
91$21,220,021$0$0$15,402,729
92$23,267,132$0$0$16,890,656
93$25,519,351$0$0$18,527,733
94$27,997,485$0$0$20,329,089
95$30,724,455$0$0$22,311,397
96$33,725,520$0$0$24,493,026
97$37,028,510$0$0$26,894,215
98$40,664,089$0$0$29,537,268
99$44,666,045$0$0$32,446,756
100$49,071,609$0$0$35,649,759