Can I retire at age 52 with 590,000?

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 $590,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.5%
1 years$48,722$48,288$47,864$47,451$47,047$45,985
2 years$24,120$23,670$23,235$22,813$22,404$21,339
3 years$15,920$15,469$15,035$14,616$14,214$13,180
4 years$11,821$11,371$10,941$10,530$10,137$9,142
5 years$9,362$8,915$8,491$8,088$7,706$6,753
6 years$7,724$7,280$6,862$6,468$6,098$5,187
7 years$6,554$6,114$5,702$5,318$4,959$4,092
8 years$5,677$5,241$4,836$4,461$4,114$3,289
9 years$4,995$4,563$4,165$3,800$3,465$2,682
10 years$4,450$4,022$3,631$3,276$2,952$2,210
11 years$4,004$3,580$3,197$2,851$2,539$1,837
12 years$3,633$3,214$2,837$2,500$2,200$1,537
13 years$3,319$2,904$2,535$2,208$1,919$1,294
14 years$3,050$2,640$2,278$1,960$1,682$1,093
15 years$2,817$2,412$2,056$1,748$1,481$928
16 years$2,614$2,213$1,864$1,565$1,309$789
17 years$2,435$2,038$1,697$1,406$1,160$673
18 years$2,275$1,883$1,549$1,267$1,032$576
19 years$2,133$1,745$1,418$1,145$920$493
20 years$2,005$1,622$1,301$1,037$821$423
21 years$1,890$1,510$1,197$941$735$363
22 years$1,785$1,410$1,103$856$659$312
23 years$1,689$1,319$1,018$779$591$269
24 years$1,602$1,236$942$711$532$232
25 years$1,521$1,159$872$649$478$200
26 years$1,447$1,090$809$593$431$172
27 years$1,378$1,026$751$543$389$149
28 years$1,315$966$698$498$351$128
29 years$1,256$912$650$456$317$111
30 years$1,201$861$605$419$286$96
31 years$1,150$814$564$385$259$83
32 years$1,102$770$527$354$234$72
33 years$1,057$729$492$325$212$62
34 years$1,014$691$459$299$192$54
35 years$975$656$430$275$174$46
36 years$937$622$402$254$157$40
37 years$902$591$376$234$143$35
38 years$868$562$352$215$129$30
39 years$837$534$330$199$117$26
40 years$807$508$309$183$106$22
41 years$778$484$290$169$96$19
42 years$751$461$272$156$88$17
43 years$725$439$255$144$79$15
44 years$701$418$240$133$72$13
45 years$678$399$225$123$65$11
46 years$655$381$211$113$59$9
47 years$634$363$199$105$54$8
48 years$614$347$187$97$49$7
49 years$595$331$175$89$45$6
50 years$576$316$165$83$40$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $590,000, adding $3,818 every year, while hoping to spend $43,827 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: 36/44/20 Blend
51$590,000$590,000$590,000$590,000
52$654,118$622,848$613,703$673,580
53$674,207$606,736$587,631$672,010
54$694,875$588,366$559,216$665,953
55$716,137$567,580$528,334$658,509
56$738,004$544,213$494,855$649,580
57$760,490$518,089$458,642$639,062
58$783,607$489,022$419,552$626,845
59$807,366$456,815$377,439$612,812
60$831,779$421,260$332,145$596,839
61$856,857$382,139$283,508$578,797
62$882,611$339,218$231,360$558,547
63$909,049$292,252$175,523$535,942
64$936,182$240,982$115,812$510,830
65$964,015$185,133$52,035$483,046
66$992,557$124,417$0$452,419
67$1,021,812$58,527$0$422,185
68$1,051,783$0$0$400,805
69$1,082,472$0$0$383,231
70$1,113,878$0$0$394,235
71$1,146,000$0$0$405,477
72$1,178,831$0$0$416,953
73$1,212,362$0$0$428,658
74$1,246,583$0$0$440,587
75$1,281,476$0$0$452,730
76$1,317,023$0$0$465,079
77$1,353,198$0$0$477,622
78$1,389,970$0$0$490,345
79$1,427,304$0$0$503,231
80$1,465,156$0$0$516,263
81$1,503,475$0$0$529,418
82$1,542,202$0$0$542,670
83$1,581,268$0$0$555,990
84$1,620,595$0$0$569,345
85$1,660,092$0$0$582,696
86$1,699,654$0$0$596,001
87$1,739,164$0$0$609,209
88$1,778,487$0$0$622,266
89$1,817,472$0$0$635,108
90$1,855,948$0$0$647,666
91$1,893,720$0$0$659,859
92$1,930,572$0$0$671,599
93$1,966,259$0$0$682,786
94$2,000,507$0$0$693,309
95$2,033,010$0$0$703,044
96$2,063,424$0$0$711,849
97$2,091,366$0$0$719,572
98$2,116,409$0$0$726,039
99$2,138,076$0$0$731,056
100$2,155,835$0$0$734,411