Can I retire at age 51 with 713,000?

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 $713,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.5%
1 years$58,879$58,354$57,843$57,343$56,856$55,124
2 years$29,148$28,605$28,079$27,569$27,074$25,344
3 years$19,239$18,694$18,169$17,664$17,177$15,503
4 years$14,285$13,742$13,222$12,726$12,251$10,646
5 years$11,314$10,774$10,261$9,775$9,313$7,781
6 years$9,334$8,798$8,292$7,817$7,369$5,912
7 years$7,920$7,388$6,891$6,427$5,993$4,611
8 years$6,860$6,333$5,844$5,391$4,972$3,663
9 years$6,036$5,514$5,034$4,592$4,187$2,951
10 years$5,377$4,860$4,388$3,958$3,567$2,402
11 years$4,839$4,327$3,863$3,445$3,068$1,971
12 years$4,390$3,884$3,429$3,022$2,659$1,628
13 years$4,011$3,510$3,063$2,668$2,318$1,352
14 years$3,686$3,190$2,752$2,368$2,032$1,127
15 years$3,405$2,914$2,485$2,112$1,789$943
16 years$3,159$2,674$2,253$1,891$1,582$791
17 years$2,942$2,462$2,050$1,699$1,402$665
18 years$2,750$2,275$1,872$1,531$1,247$560
19 years$2,578$2,109$1,713$1,384$1,111$473
20 years$2,423$1,960$1,572$1,253$993$399
21 years$2,284$1,825$1,446$1,137$888$338
22 years$2,157$1,704$1,333$1,034$796$286
23 years$2,041$1,594$1,231$942$715$242
24 years$1,935$1,493$1,138$859$642$205
25 years$1,838$1,401$1,054$784$578$174
26 years$1,749$1,317$978$717$521$148
27 years$1,666$1,239$908$656$469$126
28 years$1,589$1,168$844$601$424$107
29 years$1,518$1,102$785$552$383$91
30 years$1,451$1,040$732$506$346$77
31 years$1,389$984$682$465$312$65
32 years$1,331$931$636$427$283$56
33 years$1,277$881$594$393$256$47
34 years$1,226$835$555$361$232$40
35 years$1,178$792$519$333$210$34
36 years$1,132$752$486$306$190$29
37 years$1,090$714$454$282$172$25
38 years$1,049$679$426$260$156$21
39 years$1,011$645$399$240$142$18
40 years$975$614$374$221$128$15
41 years$940$585$350$204$117$13
42 years$908$557$329$188$106$11
43 years$877$530$308$174$96$9
44 years$847$506$290$161$87$8
45 years$819$482$272$148$79$7
46 years$792$460$255$137$72$6
47 years$766$439$240$127$65$5
48 years$742$419$225$117$59$4
49 years$719$400$212$108$54$4
50 years$696$382$199$100$49$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 51 starting with $713,000, adding $4,428 every year, while hoping to spend $45,876 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: 41/30/29 Blend
50$713,000$713,000$713,000$713,000
51$790,293$752,504$741,453$815,806
52$822,092$740,565$717,480$822,766
53$855,596$726,504$691,166$825,694
54$890,931$710,167$662,385$827,997
55$928,235$691,394$631,004$829,646
56$967,656$670,014$596,884$830,615
57$1,009,358$645,845$559,880$830,875
58$1,053,517$618,697$519,841$830,403
59$1,100,329$588,366$476,609$829,173
60$1,150,006$554,639$430,018$827,167
61$1,202,778$517,288$379,896$824,364
62$1,258,901$476,075$326,062$820,752
63$1,318,652$430,745$268,328$816,318
64$1,382,335$381,032$206,497$811,058
65$1,450,282$326,652$140,364$804,972
66$1,522,859$267,306$69,714$798,065
67$1,600,466$202,679$0$790,352
68$1,683,540$132,436$0$783,616
69$1,772,561$56,227$0$799,265
70$1,868,059$0$0$815,826
71$1,970,609$0$0$842,126
72$2,080,849$0$0$890,415
73$2,199,473$0$0$942,444
74$2,327,248$0$0$998,559
75$2,465,014$0$0$1,059,137
76$2,613,695$0$0$1,124,594
77$2,774,304$0$0$1,195,386
78$2,947,957$0$0$1,272,016
79$3,135,879$0$0$1,355,035
80$3,339,417$0$0$1,445,050
81$3,560,051$0$0$1,542,728
82$3,799,410$0$0$1,648,803
83$4,059,285$0$0$1,764,083
84$4,341,646$0$0$1,889,455
85$4,648,660$0$0$2,025,896
86$4,982,711$0$0$2,174,481
87$5,346,421$0$0$2,336,393
88$5,742,677$0$0$2,512,934
89$6,174,655$0$0$2,705,536
90$6,645,851$0$0$2,915,777
91$7,160,112$0$0$3,145,391
92$7,721,675$0$0$3,396,291
93$8,335,200$0$0$3,670,580
94$9,005,821$0$0$3,970,574
95$9,739,189$0$0$4,298,824
96$10,541,527$0$0$4,658,137
97$11,419,684$0$0$5,051,607
98$12,381,205$0$0$5,482,638
99$13,434,398$0$0$5,954,982
100$14,588,411$0$0$6,472,767