Can I retire at age 52 with 962,000?

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 $962,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.2%
1 years$79,441$78,733$78,043$77,369$76,711$74,465
2 years$39,327$38,595$37,885$37,197$36,529$34,284
3 years$25,958$25,222$24,514$23,832$23,176$21,002
4 years$19,274$18,541$17,840$17,170$16,529$14,444
5 years$15,265$14,536$13,845$13,188$12,565$10,574
6 years$12,593$11,870$11,188$10,547$9,942$8,047
7 years$10,686$9,968$9,298$8,671$8,086$6,287
8 years$9,256$8,545$7,885$7,274$6,708$5,004
9 years$8,144$7,440$6,791$6,196$5,649$4,038
10 years$7,255$6,558$5,921$5,341$4,813$3,293
11 years$6,528$5,838$5,213$4,648$4,140$2,707
12 years$5,923$5,240$4,626$4,077$3,587$2,241
13 years$5,411$4,735$4,133$3,599$3,128$1,864
14 years$4,973$4,304$3,714$3,195$2,742$1,557
15 years$4,594$3,932$3,353$2,849$2,414$1,305
16 years$4,262$3,608$3,040$2,551$2,134$1,097
17 years$3,970$3,322$2,766$2,292$1,892$925
18 years$3,710$3,070$2,525$2,066$1,682$781
19 years$3,478$2,845$2,312$1,867$1,499$660
20 years$3,270$2,644$2,122$1,691$1,339$559
21 years$3,081$2,463$1,951$1,534$1,199$474
22 years$2,910$2,299$1,799$1,395$1,074$402
23 years$2,754$2,150$1,661$1,271$964$342
24 years$2,611$2,015$1,536$1,159$867$290
25 years$2,480$1,891$1,422$1,058$780$247
26 years$2,359$1,777$1,319$968$703$210
27 years$2,248$1,672$1,225$886$633$179
28 years$2,144$1,576$1,139$812$572$152
29 years$2,048$1,486$1,060$744$516$130
30 years$1,958$1,404$987$683$466$111
31 years$1,875$1,327$920$627$422$94
32 years$1,796$1,256$859$576$381$80
33 years$1,723$1,189$802$530$345$68
34 years$1,654$1,127$749$488$312$58
35 years$1,589$1,069$700$449$283$50
36 years$1,528$1,015$655$414$256$42
37 years$1,470$964$613$381$232$36
38 years$1,416$916$574$351$211$31
39 years$1,364$871$538$324$191$26
40 years$1,315$829$504$299$173$22
41 years$1,269$789$473$276$157$19
42 years$1,225$751$444$254$143$16
43 years$1,183$716$416$235$129$14
44 years$1,143$682$391$217$118$12
45 years$1,105$651$367$200$107$10
46 years$1,069$621$345$185$97$9
47 years$1,034$592$324$171$88$7
48 years$1,001$565$304$158$80$6
49 years$969$540$286$146$73$5
50 years$939$516$269$135$66$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $962,000, adding $4,122 every year, while hoping to spend $57,439 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: 42/38/20 Blend
51$962,000$962,000$962,000$962,000
52$1,064,376$1,013,390$998,479$1,102,689
53$1,111,828$1,001,931$970,813$1,118,821
54$1,162,194$987,986$940,296$1,130,397
55$1,215,712$971,372$906,770$1,141,750
56$1,272,641$951,895$870,073$1,152,890
57$1,333,264$929,352$830,034$1,163,830
58$1,397,891$903,524$786,474$1,174,591
59$1,466,862$874,182$739,207$1,185,201
60$1,540,549$841,084$688,037$1,195,694
61$1,619,360$803,973$632,762$1,206,115
62$1,703,743$762,575$573,167$1,216,519
63$1,794,188$716,605$509,031$1,226,972
64$1,891,233$665,756$440,122$1,237,554
65$1,995,468$609,708$366,196$1,248,361
66$2,107,543$548,121$287,001$1,259,505
67$2,228,169$480,635$202,271$1,271,116
68$2,358,126$406,870$111,731$1,283,350
69$2,498,273$326,426$15,093$1,296,382
70$2,649,554$238,877$0$1,310,420
71$2,813,003$143,777$0$1,344,486
72$2,989,760$40,653$0$1,384,723
73$3,181,076$0$0$1,428,286
74$3,388,327$0$0$1,505,288
75$3,613,024$0$0$1,607,303
76$3,856,832$0$0$1,718,101
77$4,121,580$0$0$1,838,527
78$4,409,280$0$0$1,969,509
79$4,722,145$0$0$2,112,070
80$5,062,610$0$0$2,267,335
81$5,433,355$0$0$2,436,541
82$5,837,328$0$0$2,621,052
83$6,277,775$0$0$2,822,367
84$6,758,266$0$0$3,042,135
85$7,282,732$0$0$3,282,174
86$7,855,499$0$0$3,544,484
87$8,481,332$0$0$3,831,267
88$9,165,474$0$0$4,144,947
89$9,913,698$0$0$4,488,193
90$10,732,362$0$0$4,863,945
91$11,628,464$0$0$5,275,439
92$12,609,713$0$0$5,726,240
93$13,684,596$0$0$6,220,273
94$14,862,461$0$0$6,761,860
95$16,153,603$0$0$7,355,764
96$17,569,359$0$0$8,007,229
97$19,122,217$0$0$8,722,029
98$20,825,931$0$0$9,506,529
99$22,695,651$0$0$10,367,735
100$24,748,065$0$0$11,313,367