Can I retire at age 52 with 546,000?

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 $546,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.2%
1 years$45,088$44,687$44,295$43,912$43,539$42,959
2 years$22,321$21,905$21,502$21,112$20,733$20,150
3 years$14,733$14,315$13,913$13,526$13,154$12,585
4 years$10,939$10,523$10,125$9,745$9,381$8,832
5 years$8,664$8,250$7,858$7,485$7,132$6,603
6 years$7,148$6,737$6,350$5,986$5,643$5,136
7 years$6,065$5,658$5,277$4,921$4,589$4,103
8 years$5,253$4,850$4,475$4,128$3,807$3,343
9 years$4,622$4,223$3,855$3,516$3,206$2,763
10 years$4,118$3,722$3,361$3,031$2,732$2,310
11 years$3,705$3,313$2,959$2,638$2,349$1,948
12 years$3,362$2,974$2,626$2,314$2,036$1,654
13 years$3,071$2,688$2,346$2,043$1,775$1,413
14 years$2,823$2,443$2,108$1,813$1,556$1,213
15 years$2,607$2,232$1,903$1,617$1,370$1,046
16 years$2,419$2,048$1,725$1,448$1,211$904
17 years$2,253$1,886$1,570$1,301$1,074$784
18 years$2,106$1,742$1,433$1,173$955$682
19 years$1,974$1,615$1,312$1,059$851$594
20 years$1,856$1,501$1,204$960$760$518
21 years$1,749$1,398$1,108$871$680$453
22 years$1,652$1,305$1,021$792$610$397
23 years$1,563$1,220$943$721$547$348
24 years$1,482$1,143$872$658$492$305
25 years$1,408$1,073$807$601$443$268
26 years$1,339$1,008$749$549$399$235
27 years$1,276$949$695$503$360$207
28 years$1,217$894$646$461$324$182
29 years$1,162$844$602$422$293$160
30 years$1,111$797$560$388$265$141
31 years$1,064$753$522$356$239$124
32 years$1,019$713$487$327$216$109
33 years$978$675$455$301$196$96
34 years$939$640$425$277$177$85
35 years$902$607$397$255$161$75
36 years$867$576$372$235$146$66
37 years$834$547$348$216$132$58
38 years$803$520$326$199$120$51
39 years$774$494$305$184$108$45
40 years$746$470$286$170$98$40
41 years$720$448$268$156$89$35
42 years$695$426$252$144$81$31
43 years$671$406$236$133$73$28
44 years$649$387$222$123$67$24
45 years$627$369$208$114$61$21
46 years$607$352$196$105$55$19
47 years$587$336$184$97$50$17
48 years$568$321$173$90$45$15
49 years$550$306$162$83$41$13
50 years$533$293$153$77$37$12

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $546,000, adding $4,527 every year, while hoping to spend $34,572 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: 46/49/5 Blend
51$546,000$546,000$546,000$546,000
52$606,362$577,424$568,961$633,240
53$631,426$568,933$551,236$643,676
54$657,889$558,868$531,760$650,994
55$685,855$547,114$510,436$658,114
56$715,441$533,551$487,164$665,027
57$746,773$518,053$461,841$671,728
58$779,990$500,483$434,358$678,210
59$815,241$480,699$404,602$684,471
60$852,692$458,550$372,453$690,511
61$892,524$433,876$337,787$696,333
62$934,933$406,508$300,475$701,943
63$980,137$376,267$260,381$707,353
64$1,028,371$342,964$217,364$712,578
65$1,079,895$306,400$171,276$717,639
66$1,134,994$266,363$121,963$722,563
67$1,193,978$222,629$69,264$727,387
68$1,257,190$174,965$13,011$732,154
69$1,325,005$123,119$0$736,916
70$1,397,834$66,831$0$744,246
71$1,476,128$5,820$0$752,616
72$1,560,383$0$0$761,432
73$1,651,144$0$0$803,272
74$1,749,007$0$0$851,818
75$1,854,630$0$0$904,265
76$1,968,735$0$0$960,976
77$2,092,113$0$0$1,022,353
78$2,225,636$0$0$1,088,836
79$2,370,264$0$0$1,160,910
80$2,527,047$0$0$1,239,107
81$2,697,146$0$0$1,324,014
82$2,881,834$0$0$1,416,274
83$3,082,511$0$0$1,516,597
84$3,300,720$0$0$1,625,763
85$3,538,155$0$0$1,744,629
86$3,796,683$0$0$1,874,141
87$4,078,356$0$0$2,015,337
88$4,385,434$0$0$2,169,361
89$4,720,403$0$0$2,337,471
90$5,085,999$0$0$2,521,055
91$5,485,237$0$0$2,721,636
92$5,921,431$0$0$2,940,895
93$6,398,233$0$0$3,180,680
94$6,919,662$0$0$3,443,028
95$7,490,145$0$0$3,730,180
96$8,114,555$0$0$4,044,603
97$8,798,257$0$0$4,389,018
98$9,547,161$0$0$4,766,416
99$10,367,776$0$0$5,180,095
100$11,267,267$0$0$5,633,686