Can I retire at age 50 with 968,000?

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 $968,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.4%
1 years$79,937$79,225$78,530$77,852$77,190$74,274
2 years$39,573$38,836$38,121$37,429$36,757$33,853
3 years$26,120$25,379$24,667$23,981$23,320$20,520
4 years$19,395$18,657$17,951$17,277$16,632$13,956
5 years$15,360$14,627$13,931$13,270$12,643$10,099
6 years$12,672$11,944$11,258$10,612$10,004$7,594
7 years$10,752$10,031$9,356$8,725$8,136$5,858
8 years$9,313$8,598$7,934$7,319$6,750$4,602
9 years$8,195$7,486$6,834$6,234$5,684$3,664
10 years$7,300$6,599$5,958$5,374$4,843$2,947
11 years$6,569$5,874$5,245$4,677$4,165$2,389
12 years$5,960$5,273$4,655$4,102$3,610$1,948
13 years$5,445$4,765$4,159$3,622$3,148$1,597
14 years$5,004$4,331$3,737$3,215$2,759$1,314
15 years$4,622$3,957$3,374$2,867$2,429$1,084
16 years$4,289$3,630$3,059$2,567$2,147$897
17 years$3,994$3,343$2,783$2,307$1,904$744
18 years$3,733$3,089$2,541$2,079$1,693$618
19 years$3,500$2,863$2,326$1,878$1,509$514
20 years$3,290$2,660$2,135$1,701$1,348$428
21 years$3,100$2,478$1,964$1,544$1,206$357
22 years$2,928$2,313$1,810$1,404$1,081$297
23 years$2,771$2,164$1,671$1,278$970$248
24 years$2,628$2,027$1,545$1,166$872$207
25 years$2,496$1,902$1,431$1,065$785$173
26 years$2,374$1,788$1,327$974$707$145
27 years$2,262$1,683$1,233$891$637$121
28 years$2,157$1,586$1,146$817$575$101
29 years$2,061$1,496$1,066$749$519$85
30 years$1,970$1,413$993$687$469$71
31 years$1,886$1,335$926$631$424$59
32 years$1,807$1,264$864$580$384$50
33 years$1,734$1,197$807$533$347$42
34 years$1,664$1,134$754$491$314$35
35 years$1,599$1,076$705$452$285$29
36 years$1,537$1,021$659$416$258$24
37 years$1,479$970$617$383$234$20
38 years$1,425$922$578$353$212$17
39 years$1,373$876$541$326$192$14
40 years$1,323$834$507$301$174$12
41 years$1,277$794$476$277$158$10
42 years$1,232$756$446$256$144$8
43 years$1,190$720$419$236$130$7
44 years$1,150$686$393$218$118$6
45 years$1,112$655$369$201$107$5
46 years$1,075$624$347$186$97$4
47 years$1,041$596$326$172$89$3
48 years$1,007$569$306$159$80$3
49 years$976$543$288$147$73$2
50 years$945$519$270$136$66$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $968,000, adding $4,703 every year, while hoping to spend $52,473 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: 72/5/23 Blend
49$968,000$968,000$968,000$968,000
50$1,071,587$1,020,283$1,005,279$1,142,308
51$1,125,058$1,014,446$983,125$1,184,235
52$1,182,225$1,006,564$958,470$1,223,466
53$1,243,408$996,483$931,175$1,265,146
54$1,308,961$984,035$901,095$1,309,511
55$1,379,270$969,048$868,077$1,356,824
56$1,454,759$951,336$831,961$1,407,373
57$1,535,895$930,701$792,582$1,461,478
58$1,623,188$906,938$749,766$1,519,493
59$1,717,201$879,825$703,330$1,581,809
60$1,818,548$849,129$653,085$1,648,857
61$1,927,908$814,604$598,831$1,721,115
62$2,046,025$775,990$540,362$1,799,110
63$2,173,715$733,010$477,460$1,883,425
64$2,311,879$685,372$409,900$1,974,705
65$2,461,503$632,768$337,444$2,073,661
66$2,623,674$574,871$259,846$2,181,079
67$2,799,586$511,337$176,848$2,297,827
68$2,990,553$441,801$88,181$2,424,865
69$3,198,018$365,879$0$2,563,253
70$3,423,572$283,162$0$2,715,740
71$3,668,961$193,222$0$2,905,236
72$3,936,110$95,605$0$3,111,579
73$4,227,136$0$0$3,336,422
74$4,544,366$0$0$3,582,147
75$4,890,365$0$0$3,855,935
76$5,267,953$0$0$4,154,764
77$5,680,237$0$0$4,481,098
78$6,130,635$0$0$4,837,648
79$6,622,910$0$0$5,227,399
80$7,161,207$0$0$5,653,640
81$7,750,086$0$0$6,119,987
82$8,394,572$0$0$6,630,427
83$9,100,196$0$0$7,189,347
84$9,873,049$0$0$7,801,580
85$10,719,839$0$0$8,472,446
86$11,647,953$0$0$9,207,806
87$12,665,528$0$0$10,014,115
88$13,781,524$0$0$10,898,481
89$15,005,811$0$0$11,868,735
90$16,349,260$0$0$12,933,501
91$17,823,847$0$0$14,102,279
92$19,442,760$0$0$15,385,533
93$21,220,530$0$0$16,794,792
94$23,173,163$0$0$18,342,752
95$25,318,291$0$0$20,043,404
96$27,675,338$0$0$21,912,157
97$30,265,703$0$0$23,965,990
98$33,112,961$0$0$26,223,605
99$36,243,084$0$0$28,705,610
100$39,684,687$0$0$31,434,705