Can I retire at age 52 with 688,000?

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 $688,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.5%
1 years$56,814$56,308$55,815$55,333$54,862$52,979
2 years$28,126$27,602$27,094$26,602$26,125$24,247
3 years$18,564$18,038$17,532$17,044$16,575$14,761
4 years$13,785$13,260$12,759$12,279$11,821$10,085
5 years$10,917$10,396$9,901$9,432$8,986$7,333
6 years$9,007$8,489$8,002$7,543$7,111$5,541
7 years$7,642$7,129$6,649$6,201$5,783$4,297
8 years$6,619$6,111$5,639$5,202$4,797$3,394
9 years$5,824$5,321$4,857$4,431$4,040$2,717
10 years$5,189$4,690$4,235$3,820$3,442$2,198
11 years$4,669$4,175$3,728$3,324$2,961$1,792
12 years$4,236$3,747$3,309$2,916$2,566$1,470
13 years$3,870$3,387$2,956$2,574$2,237$1,212
14 years$3,557$3,078$2,656$2,285$1,961$1,004
15 years$3,285$2,812$2,398$2,038$1,727$834
16 years$3,048$2,580$2,174$1,825$1,526$694
17 years$2,839$2,376$1,978$1,639$1,353$579
18 years$2,653$2,196$1,806$1,477$1,203$485
19 years$2,487$2,035$1,653$1,335$1,072$406
20 years$2,338$1,891$1,517$1,209$958$340
21 years$2,204$1,761$1,396$1,097$857$286
22 years$2,081$1,644$1,286$998$768$240
23 years$1,970$1,538$1,188$909$690$202
24 years$1,868$1,441$1,098$829$620$170
25 years$1,774$1,352$1,017$757$558$143
26 years$1,687$1,271$944$692$502$120
27 years$1,607$1,196$876$633$453$101
28 years$1,533$1,127$814$580$409$85
29 years$1,465$1,063$758$532$369$72
30 years$1,400$1,004$706$488$334$61
31 years$1,341$949$658$449$302$51
32 years$1,285$898$614$412$273$43
33 years$1,232$850$573$379$247$36
34 years$1,183$806$536$349$223$31
35 years$1,136$765$501$321$202$26
36 years$1,093$726$469$296$183$22
37 years$1,051$689$439$272$166$18
38 years$1,012$655$411$251$151$16
39 years$976$623$385$232$137$13
40 years$941$593$361$214$124$11
41 years$907$564$338$197$112$9
42 years$876$537$317$182$102$8
43 years$846$512$298$168$93$7
44 years$817$488$279$155$84$6
45 years$790$465$262$143$76$5
46 years$764$444$246$132$69$4
47 years$740$424$232$122$63$3
48 years$716$404$218$113$57$3
49 years$693$386$204$104$52$2
50 years$672$369$192$96$47$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $688,000, adding $4,963 every year, while hoping to spend $55,342 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: 66/17/17 Blend
51$688,000$688,000$688,000$688,000
52$763,295$726,831$716,167$810,186
53$782,268$703,563$681,275$818,912
54$801,321$677,299$643,360$821,575
55$820,404$647,835$602,261$823,135
56$839,460$614,954$557,812$823,483
57$858,425$578,426$509,838$822,498
58$877,223$538,008$458,157$820,054
59$895,774$493,444$402,578$816,010
60$913,982$444,462$342,904$810,216
61$931,743$390,775$278,926$802,507
62$948,938$332,081$210,427$792,705
63$965,435$268,058$137,182$780,617
64$981,086$198,370$58,954$766,034
65$995,724$122,657$0$748,728
66$1,009,164$40,543$0$732,901
67$1,021,199$0$0$725,536
68$1,031,598$0$0$724,735
69$1,040,105$0$0$730,116
70$1,046,432$0$0$733,888
71$1,050,262$0$0$735,817
72$1,051,242$0$0$735,645
73$1,048,978$0$0$733,086
74$1,043,034$0$0$727,823
75$1,032,926$0$0$719,501
76$1,018,117$0$0$707,730
77$998,012$0$0$692,075
78$971,953$0$0$672,057
79$939,208$0$0$647,142
80$898,968$0$0$616,742
81$850,339$0$0$580,205
82$792,329$0$0$536,808
83$723,843$0$0$485,753
84$643,668$0$0$426,158
85$550,465$0$0$357,047
86$442,750$0$0$277,339
87$318,887$0$0$185,844
88$177,066$0$0$81,242
89$15,287$0$0$0
90$0$0$0$0
91$0$0$0$0
92$0$0$0$0
93$0$0$0$0
94$0$0$0$0
95$0$0$0$0
96$0$0$0$0
97$0$0$0$0
98$0$0$0$0
99$0$0$0$0
100$0$0$0$0